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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Cromwell
Oliver Cromwell, b. 1599, d. 1658.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. English general and statesman who led the parliamentary army in the English Civil War (1599-1658)
  1. An English habitational surname​ from either of several placenames.
  2. Oliver Cromwell, English military leader, politician, and dictator, or his son Richard Cromwell.

Notable Persons Named Cromwell

Cromwell Dixon was an aviator. Cromwell was born on July 9th, 1892 in San Francisco. He left this life on October 2nd, 1911.


He breathed his last breath in 1601.


Cromwell was born on August 13th, 1772. He breathed his last breath on April 2nd, 1852.


Cromwell was born in 1693. He died on January 7th, 1752.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Cromwell

Oliver Cromwell was a farmer, parliamentarian, military commander, and member of parliament. Oliver was born on April 25th, 1599 in Huntingdon. He left this life on September 3rd, 1658.


James Cromwell is an actor and producer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1974 to present. James was born on January 27th, 1940 in Los Angeles, California, United States. James is also known as Jamie Cromwell.


Richard Cromwell was a 2nd Lord Protectorof theCommonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland. Richard was born on October 4th, 1626 in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. He breathed his last breath on July 12th, 1712.


Gregory was born in 1520 in London. He breathed his last breath on July 4th, 1661.


John Cromwell was an actor, director, and producer. He was most prominent from 1912 to 1978. John was given the name Elwood Dager Cromwell on December 23rd, 1887 in Toledo, Ohio, U.S. He died on September 26th, 1979.


Henry was born in 1538 in Lewes. He died on November 20th, 1592.


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Popularity of Cromwell as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cromwell U.S.
  White 66.32% 64.26%
  African American 25.75% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.58% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 2.18% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.81% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.37% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cromwell

People with the last name Cromwell are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Cromwell

  • How Popular is the name Cromwell? Cromwell is the 53,551st most popular name of all time. As a last name Cromwell was the 4,397th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Cromwell have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 34 babies born with the first name Cromwell in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cromwell? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Cromwell first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cromwell is Wednesday, October 11th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Cromwell born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cromwell was in 1918 with a total of 7 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Cromwell: Your name in reverse order is Llewmorc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rwlelmoc. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cromwell? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 8,087 people with the last name Cromwell.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cromwell? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Cromwell as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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