Origin of the Name Cromwell
The ancient history of the name Cromwell
was found in the allfamilycrests.com archives.
Over the centuries Surnames developed a wide number of variants. Different spellings of the same name can be traced back to an original root. Additionally when a bearer of a name emigrated it was not uncommon that their original name would be incorrectly transcribed in the record books at their new location. Surnames were also often altered over the years based on how they sounded phonetically and depending on the prevailing political conditions it may have been advantageous to change a name from one language to another.
Variants of the name Cromwell
include Crumwell and Grummell. Meaning 'of Cromwell' this is a locational name from a parish in County Notts, in the diocese of Lincoln. This name is of Anglo-Saxon descent spreading to the Celtic countries of Ireland , Scotland and Wales in early times and is found in many mediaeval manuscripts throughout the above islands. Examples of such are a Ralph de Crumwell, County Gloucester, who was recorded in the 'Hundred Rolls', England , in the year 1273 and a Robert Lowe and Mary Cromwell who were married in Saint George, Hanover Square, in the year 1779. In Ireland the name is usually written Gromwell and has been found in records relating to Limerick City two centuries before the infamous Oliver Cromwell left his permanent mark in Irish history. A 'de Cromyll' was recorded in Limerick as early as the year 1307.
The Cromwell coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all Cromwell descendants.