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Cresswell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms




Early Origins of the Cresswell family


The surname Cresswell was first found in Renfrewshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Rinn Friù), a historic county of Scotland, today encompassing the Council Areas of Renfrew, East Renfrewshire, and Iverclyde, in the Strathclyde region of southwestern Scotland where they were recorded as a family of great antiquity seated at Carswell in the parish of Neilston in that shire, and later branched to Carnswell in the barony of Carnwath in Lanarkshire, and to Carswell in the barony of Hassendean in Roxburghshire. Alexander Cresswell son of Uchtred was the first known of the name, and William Cresswell was Chancellor of Moray between 1281 and 1298. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

Early History of the Cresswell family


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Another 60 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1373, 1603, 1296, 1688, 1743, 1710, 1713, 1713, 1715, 1654, 1712, 1709, 1557 and 1623 are included under the topic Early Cresswell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cresswell Spelling Variations


Medieval Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. This is due to the fact that scribes in that era spelled according to the sound of words, rather than any set of rules. Cresswell has been spelled Carswell, Cresswell, Carsewell, Cressville, Carswele, Kersewell, Cressewell, Chriswell and many more.

Early Notables of the Cresswell family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family at this time was Robert Cresswell who was a Scottish prisoner of war taken at Dunbar Castle in 1296; Richard Cresswell (1688-1743), an English politician; Member of Parliament for Bridgnorth (1710-1713)...
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Migration of the Cresswell family to the New World and Oceana


Many Scots were left with few options other than to leave their homeland for the colonies across the Atlantic. Some of these families fought to defend their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. Others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these families have recently been able to rediscover their roots through Clan societies and other Scottish organizations. Among them:

Cresswell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Cresswell, who settled in St. Christopher in 1645

Cresswell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • I Cresswell, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • James Cresswell, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1879 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Cresswell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Cresswell, English convict from Worcester, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on July 29th, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
  • James Cresswell, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Statesman" in 1850 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) STATESMAN 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Statesman.gif

Cresswell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charles James Cresswell, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Thomas Cresswell, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Whitby" in 1841
  • Amelia Cresswell, aged 26, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1842
  • William Cresswell, aged 6, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1842
  • Eliza Cresswell, aged 4, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Cresswell (post 1700)


  • Brad Cresswell, American radio broadcaster and former opera singer
  • Ian Cresswell (b. 1968), Australian composer awarded the Harrold Allen Memorial Prize for Composition and the Australian-Franco composition competition for young composers
  • Corbett Eric Cresswell (1932-2017), English footballer
  • Peter Cresswell FRS, British immunologist, and Eugene Higgins Professor of Immunobiology and Professor of Cell Biology and of Dermatology, at Yale School of Medicine
  • Helen Cresswell (1934-2005), English television scriptwriter and author of more than 100 children's books
  • Lyell Cresswell (b. 1944), New Zealand composer of contemporary classical music
  • George Fenwick "Fen" Cresswell (1915-1966), New Zealand cricketer who played three Tests for New Zealand
  • Arthur Edward Cresswell (1917-2002), New Zealand cricketer, New Zealand Cricket Almanack Player of the Year in 1949
  • Jasmine Rosemary Cresswell (b. 1941), Welsh best-selling author of over 50 romance novels under the pen names Jasmine Cresswell and Jasmine Craig
  • Walter D'Arcy Cresswell (1896-1960), New Zealand poet, journalist and writer
  • ... (Another 14 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Cresswell family



Empress of Ireland

  • Mrs. Fanny Cresswell (1880-1914), Canadian Third Class Passenger from Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 16) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Henry R Cresswell (b. 1916), English Marine serving for the Royal Marine from Petersfield, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm

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Citations


  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) STATESMAN 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Statesman.gif
  5. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 16) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
  6. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm


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