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Where did the English Crosy family come from? What is the English Crosy family crest and coat of arms? When did the Crosy family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Crosy family history?The ancient roots of the Crosy family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Crosy comes from when the family lived as dwellers at the crosslea. The surname Crosy originally derived from the Old English word cruche which meant cross or crucifix.
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Crosy has appeared include Critchley, Critchlie, Critchlow, Crichley, Crichlie, Crichly, Critchly, Crichlow, Crichelow, Cricheley, Crichelie, Crichely, Cretchley, Cretchlie, Cretchleigh, Critchleigh, Crichleigh, Cretchlow, Critchloe and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crosy research. Another 318 words(23 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1200, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Crosy History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Crosy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Crosy arrived in North America very early: William Critchlow, who settled in Barbados in 1680; with his wife, two children, and servants; Henry and Thomas Critchley, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1866 and 1875 respectively. In Newfoundland, James Critchley settled in Greenspond in 1841..
The Crosy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Crosy 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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