The story of the Chrimes, Crimes,
Chrymes and Crymes surnames
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This website provides information, both formal and informal, about the surname CHRIMES and its variants CRIMES, CHRYMES and CRYMES.
All of the variant names are pronounced "crimes" - therein lies a long, long story. The name originated in the UK so most of the information relates to people there. However, the website now attempts to give equal emphasis to people from other parts of the world, and contributions are encouraged from readers so as to consolidate the world-wide coverage for all variants.
The content of this type of website is often called a "One Name Study".
This website does NOT provide a family tree for any individual. To do so would require equal emphasis to be given to males and females. This website concentrates on the male line, being the route which the surname normally takes.
The result is a study heavily biased toward the males.
Except where attributed otherwise, the content of this website has been researched and written by David A Chrimes. David was born into the branch of the family which this website calls "Norley" (see Data). Whilst researching his family tree, David inevitably encountered records of people with the name CHRIMES who were not on his tree, but was surprised to find so few of them. This led to an approximation of the total number of CHRIMESs who have ever lived (see below) and this amazingly small number tempted David to develop this website. The addition of data for the CRIMES, CHRYMES and CRYMES names extends the original research, to cover all four name variants.
Throughout the website you will see this sign. Clicking the sign will take you to the Contact page where there are options for contacting the website author. All contributions, comments and corrections will be gratefully received.
The number of people named CHRIMES (other than by marriage) who have ever lived is between 1,600 and 2,000. There are a similar number of people names CRIMES, about 900 people named CRYMES and about 20 people named CHRYMES. More research is needed for each of the variant names in countries other than the UK in order for the total numbers to be more accurately defined. The total number of CHRIMES and its variants is remarkably small. It is feasible to research each and every one of them - even perhaps to "know" each of them as individuals. See Distribution for more information on the estimation of total numbers.Objectives of this website
This process of improvement is expected to continue for several years.