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Croom Name Meaning

English: nickname for a cripple or hunchback, from Middle English crom(p), Old English crumb ‘bent’, ‘crooked’, ‘stooping’. Compare Crump. English: metonymic occupational name for a maker, seller, or user of hooks, from Middle English crome, cromb ‘hook’, ‘crook’ (from Old English crumb ‘bent’, reinforced by an Old French borrowing from a Germanic cognate). English: habitational name from Croom in East Yorkshire or Croome in Worcestershire. The first is named with Old English crohum, dative plural (used originally after a preposition) of croh ‘narrow valley’ (a cognate of Old Norse krá ‘corner’, ‘bend’, and related to the words mentioned in 1 and 2 above). The place in Worcestershire is named with an old British river name ultimately cognate with the other words mentioned here; compare Welsh crwm ‘crooked’, ‘winding’. Americanized spelling of German Krumm.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Crook, Rook, Cross, Broom, Groom, Croft, Cook, Froom, Roos, Crown

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Croom Family Origin

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Croom Family Occupations

What did your Croom ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Croom occupation in Canada was Blacksmith. 100% of Croom's were Blacksmiths.

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Croom Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Croom. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Croom census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Croom. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Croom. For the veterans among your Croom ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Croom Life Expectancy

What is the average Croom lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Croom life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Croom in 1947 was 35, and 73 in 2004.

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