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The surname Crawford is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came. The name Crawford is derived from the Old English words "crawa," which means "crow," and "ford," which means "a river crossing," and indicates that the original bearer lived near a ford where crows nested.

Crawford Early Origins



The surname Crawford was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Crawford Spelling Variations


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Crawford Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Crawford, Crawfurd, Craufurd, Crawferd, Crawfford, Crafford, Craford, Crafort, Crayford and many more.

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Crawford Early History


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Crawford Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crawford research. Another 359 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1130 and 1st are included under the topic Early Crawford History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Crawford Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Crawford Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Crawford Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Crawford In Ireland


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Crawford In Ireland



Some of the Crawford family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 99 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Crawford Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Ann Crawford, who settled in Augusta Co. Virginia in 1640
  • Stephen Crawford, who landed in Massachusetts in 1649
  • Donald Crawford, who landed in New Jersey in 1685

Crawford Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Tho Crawford, who arrived in Virginia in 1703
  • Aaron Crawford, who landed in New England in 1721
  • Ann Crawford, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1740
  • Samuel Crawford, who landed in Virginia in 1740
  • Margaret Crawford, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1740
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Crawford Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Geo Crawford, aged 19, landed in New York, NY in 1804
  • Edward Crawford, who landed in New York, NY in 1804
  • Josias Crawford, who arrived in America in 1805
  • Robert Crawford, who arrived in America in 1805
  • Robert Crawford, who landed in America in 1806
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Crawford Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Duncan Crawford, who arrived in Arkansas in 1906

Crawford Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Charles Crawford, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Francis Crawford, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Mary Crawford, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Andrew Crawford, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1774
  • Gideon Crawford, aged 39, landed in Fort Cumberland, Nova Scotia in 1775
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Crawford Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Peter Crawford, aged 25, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Augusta" from Liverpool, England
  • Thomas Crawford, aged 26, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the schooner "Sarah" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Mary Crawford, aged 28, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the schooner "Sarah" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Elizabeth Crawford, aged 32, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Eleanor Gordon" in 1834
  • Elizabeth Crawford, aged 15, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Eleanor Gordon" in 1834
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Crawford Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Crawford, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on April 1st, 1822, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822
  • John Crawford, English convict from Sussex, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on February 22, 1834, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834
  • Dougald Crawford arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke of Roxburghe" in 1838 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The DUKE OF ROXBURGE. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838DukeOfRoxburghe.htm
  • Charlotte Crawford arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke of Roxburghe" in 1838 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The DUKE OF ROXBURGE. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838DukeOfRoxburghe.htm
  • John Crawford arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lord Goderich" in 1838 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LORD GODERICH 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838LordGoderich.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Crawford Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • J. C. Crawford arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Success" in 1839
  • Mrs Crawford landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Staines Castle
  • George Crawford, aged 27, a farm servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bengal Merchant" in 1840
  • George Crawford landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Bengal Merchant
  • J Crawford landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1841
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Crawford (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Crawford (post 1700)



  • Wayne David Crawford (1942-2016), American Breckenridge Festival of Film Award winning film and television actor, and film producer, screenwriter, and director, best known for his owrk on Valley Girl (1983)
  • William A. "Bill" Crawford (1936-2015), American politician, Member of the Indiana House of Representatives (1972-2012)
  • Brigadier-General David McLean Crawford (1889-1963), American Air Defense Officer, Headquarters US Army Air Force (1941-1942)
  • Major-General Alden Rudyard Crawford (1900-1978), American Commanding General 12th Air Force (1949-1950)
  • Joan Crawford (1905-1977), born Lucille Fay LeSueur, American actress in film, television and theatre
  • George W. Crawford (1798-1872), American politician, 38th Governor of Georgia (1843 to 1847)
  • Alexander Crawford (1842-1886), American Civil War sailor and Medal of Honor recipient
  • Cynthia Anne "Cindy" Crawford (b. 1966), American fashion supermodel, the highest paid model according to Forbes in 1995
  • Ralston Crawford (1906-1978), American (Canadian born) painter
  • Master Sergeant William J. Crawford (1918-2000), American Army soldier awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1943
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Crawford Historic Events


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Crawford Historic Events




Arrow Air Flight 1285

  • Mr. Paul M Crawford (b. 1965), American Private from Nampa, Idaho, USA who died in the crash of Arrow Air Flight 1285 on December 12, 1985 in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada

Empress of Ireland

  • Mrs. May Crawford (1893-1914), Canadian Third Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

Flight 191

  • Mrs. S O Crawford, American passenger from USA, who flew aboard American Airlines Flight 191 and died in the crash on May 25, 1979

HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Thomas Alfred Crawford (1912-1941), English Acting Able Seaman from Bromsgrove, Worchester, England, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

HMS Hood

  • Mr. William M Crawford (b. 1923), Scottish Boy 1st Class serving for the Royal Navy from Coatsbridge, Lanarkshire, Scotland, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Kenneth M C R Crawford, British Ordinary Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Thomas Crawford, English Third Butcher from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Alfred Crawford, aged 36, English Bedroom Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking by escaping in life boat 8

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Suggested Readings for the name Crawford


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Suggested Readings for the name Crawford



  • Ancestors and Friends: A History and Genealogy by William Lusk Crawford.
  • Byram-Crawford and Allied Families Genealogy by Eunice Byram Roberts.

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Crawford Clan Badge


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Crawford Clan Badge




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A clan is a social group made up of a number of distinct branch-families that actually descended from, or accepted themselves as descendants of, a common ancestor. The word clan means simply children. The idea of the clan as a community is necessarily based around this idea of heredity and is most often ruled according to a patriarchal structure. For instance, the clan chief represented the hereditary "parent" of the entire clan. The most prominent example of this form of society is the Scottish Clan system...

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Septs of the Distinguished Name Crawford
Crafard, Crafarde, Crafart, Crafarte, Crafeard, Crafearde, Crafeart, Craferd, Crafert, Craffard, Craffarde, Craffart, Craffarte, Craffeard, Craffearde, Craffeart, Crafferd, Craffert, Craffith, Craffithy, Crafford, Crafforde, Craffork, Crafforth, Crafforthe, Crafforthy, Crafith, Crafithy, Craford, Craforde, Crafork, Crafort, Craforth, Craforthe, Craforthy, Craufard, Craufarde, Craufart, Craufarte, Craufeard, Craufearde, Craufeart, Crauferd, Craufert, Craufith, Craufithy, Crauforde, Craufork, Crauforth, Crauforthe and more.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The DUKE OF ROXBURGE. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838DukeOfRoxburghe.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LORD GODERICH 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838LordGoderich.htm

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The Crawford Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Crawford 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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