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

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Farm Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    5%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Croom family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Croom. The most common Croom occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Croom's were Farmers.

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Between 1947 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Croom

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