Crumpton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Crumpton first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in Crompton, a township in the county of Lancashire. This place-name is derived from the Old English word Crometun, when translated means those who lived by a well or spring. [1] Another source notes that the place name literally means "homestead in the bend of a river." [2]

Early Origins of the Crumpton family

The surname Crumpton was first found in Lancashire at Crompton, a township, in the borough, parochial chapelry, and union of Oldham, parish of Prestwichcum-Oldham, hundred of Salford. [2]

"The ancient mansion of Crompton Hall, having fallen into decay, has lately been rebuilt by the owner, Henry Travis Milne, Esq., a descendant of the feudal family of Crompton." [3]

Early History of the Crumpton family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crumpton research. Another 150 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1587, 1554, 1612, 1573, 1599, 1599, 1642, 1633, 1696, 1663, 1657, 1611 and 1669 are included under the topic Early Crumpton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Crumpton Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Crumpton has appeared include Crompton, Cromptone, Crompten and others.

Early Notables of the Crumpton family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Richard Crompton ( fl. 1573-1599), English lawyer, of a family settled at Bedford Grange in the parish of Leigh, Lancashire, and was educated at Brasenose College, Oxford. [4] William Crompton (1599?-1642), was an English Puritan divine, a younger son of Richard Crompton, counsellor-at-law. [4] William Crompton (1633-1696), was a nonconformist divine, eldest son of William Crompton, incumbent of St. Mary Magdalene, Launceston, Cornwall, was born at Little Kimble, Buckinghamshire...
Another 71 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Crumpton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Crumpton family

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Crumpton arrived in North America very early: Elizabeth Crompton who settled in Maryland in 1775; Henry Crompton settled in Virginia in 1660; Margaret Crompton settled in Barbados in 1663.


Contemporary Notables of the name Crumpton (post 1700) +

  • Abby Lynn Crumpton (b. 1981), American soccer forward/defender, member of the United States U-21 National Team
  • T. U. Crumpton, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1908 [5]
  • H. J. Crumpton, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 20th District, 1881-85 [5]
  • A. L. Crumpton, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1936 [5]
  • Michael Joseph Crumpton CBE BSc PhD FRS (b. 1929), British former Director of Research (Laboratories) for the Imperial Cancer Research Fund Laboratories

HMS Hood
  • Mr. Laurence Crumpton (b. 1912), English Leading Stoker serving for the Royal Navy from Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [6]


  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York, Harper & Row, 1956. Print
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  6. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm


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