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Where did the English Crummie family come from? What is the English Crummie family crest and coat of arms? When did the Crummie family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Crummie family history?The ancient history of the name Crummie dates back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name given to a person with an abnormal curvature of the spine. The surname Crummie is derived from the Old English word crump, which means bent or crooked.
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Crummie include Crump, Crumpe, Crompe, Crum, Crummey, Crumb, Crumbe, Crombe, Crom, Cromm, Cromp, Crumm, Crommey, Crummie, Crummy, Crommie and many more.
First found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crummie research. Another 189 words(14 lines of text) covering the years 1176, 1273, and 1564 are included under the topic Early Crummie History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Crummie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Crummie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 91 words(6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Crummie or a variant listed above:
Crummie Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Crummie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Crummie Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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