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From Old English crump (crooked, bent) +‎ wella (spring), equivalent to crump +‎ well. [1]

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  1. An English habitational surname from Old English from any of several placenames.
    1. Oliver Cromwell, English military leader, politician, and dictator, or his son Richard Cromwell.
  2. A village and civil parish in Newark and Sherwood district, Nottinghamshire, England (OS grid ref SK7961).
  3. A town in Central Otago, New Zealand. [2]
  4. An unincorporated community in Choctaw County, Alabama, United States.
  5. A former settlement in Lassen County, California, United States.
  6. A town in Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States.
  7. A town in Noble County, Indiana, United States.
  8. A small city in Union County, Iowa, United States.
  9. A small city in Carlton County, Minnesota, United States.
  10. A town in Seminole County, Oklahoma, United States.
  11. An unincorporated community in Pierce County, Washington, United States.

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  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Cromwell is the 4,397th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 8,087 individuals. Cromwell is most common among White (66.32%) and Black (25.75%) individuals.


  1. ^ “Cromwell Surname Origin & Meaning”, in[1], 2020
  2. ^ NZ Topo Map

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