1) Linked with ‘crumb’ in the sense of crooked, almost certainly a reference to the in-turned or ‘curly’ horns of a cow, as in ‘the cow with the crumpled horn’ in the nursery rhyme.

1547 one quie crumble headed, Kippax

1578 one blacke crome headed cowe, Hampsthwaite.

spellings crumble headed
dates 1547 1578

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