Last name: Crump

This is a medieval English surname of nickname origins. Recorded in several spellings including Crump, Crumpe, and sometimes as the overlap surnames Cramp and Crimp, it was originally a physical description of a person with a crooked back or limbs, or given the robust humour of the 12th century, the reverse! Deriving from the ancient word of the pre 7th century, crump, meaning curved, it is typical of a wide range of similar surnames such as Crook, Curtin, Pate, or Stubbs, that refer to some physical characteristic of the namebearer. These examples are fairly polite, those that were really offensive or obscene, having now passed into history, as society has beome more "genteel". This surname is one of the very earliest first ever recorded anywhere in the world, and examples of these recordings include Adam le Crumpe in the Assize Rolls for Staffordshire in the year 1203, whilst from the later post medieval church registers we have John Crump, who was christened at the church of St. Mary Whitechapel, Stepney, London, in 1599. The first recorded spelling of the family name is believed be that of Peter Crumpe, in the Pipe Rolls for the county of Berkshire, in the year 1156. This was in the reign of King Henry 11, known as "The church builder", 1154 - 1189. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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Jason Crump fan
Very disappointing Polish Grand Prix for Jason where he came 13th but still second in world standings.

Jason Crump fan
Jason Crump won the Danish Grand Prix on 11June 2012 now standing second in 2012 World Championship, could he be world champ for a 4th time ?

Lola Kay Crump-Behling
My dad was a John Crump. That is just some crazy family name history. I have a cousin who traced our ancestry to Germany and England in the early 14oo's. Go Jason!!!

Jason Crump fan
Be proud to be a Crump. Jason Crump three times Speedway World Champion. I'm not a Crump but did once meet Jason. http://www.jasoncrump.com

A Crump
Wow, the first surname ever recorded!! That's pretty special, I'm proud to be a Crump!!

r crump
I am not Crooked but I am curved.....

F Thomas Crump

There were some Francis Crumps who migrated from Virginia to the north and west because of moral views on slavery. They had a John Crump in their lineage in Indiana around 1850 to 1900 time frame. There are many Greek and Roman Surnames recorded on graves and in blocks from even before 1000 BC so I'm not sure why they say Crump is the first recorded surname.