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Where did the English Crabtree family come from? What is the English Crabtree family crest and coat of arms? When did the Crabtree family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Crabtree family history?The ancestors of the Crabtree surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in the county of Yorkshire. Their name, however, indicates that the original bearer lived near a prominent crabtree.
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 Crabtree include Crabtree, Crabbtree, Craybtree, Crabbetree and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crabtree research. Another 148 words(11 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1610, 1639, and 1644 are included under the topic Early Crabtree History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 42 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Crabtree 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:
Crabtree Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Crabtree Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Crabtree Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
The Crabtree Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Crabtree 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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