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Where did the English Cranfill family come from? What is the English Cranfill family crest and coat of arms? When did the Cranfill family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Cranfill family history?The ancestors of the Cranfill surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in the parish of Cranfield, in the county of Bedford.
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Cranfill include Cranfield, Cranefield and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cranfill research. Another 167 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1675, 1st , 1575, 1645, 1621, 1621, 1651, 1625, 1674, 1680, 1696, 1682 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Cranfill History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 109 words(8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cranfill Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Edward and Anne Cranfield and their three sons, who came to Virginia in 1634; Peter Cranfeild, who came to Virginia in 1638; Francis Cranfield, who came to Barbados in 1657.
The Cranfill Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cranfill Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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