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The Cruickshanks family name was first used by descendants of the Pictish people of ancient Scotland. It is a name for someone who lived at or near the Cruick River in Kincardinshire. The word shank means a point of a hill. Some people mistakenly think the name is a nickname for someone who had crooked shanks or was bowlegged but this was not the case.

Cruickshanks Early Origins



The surname Cruickshanks was first found in Kincardineshire (Gaelic: A' Mhaoirne), a former county on the northeast coast of the Grampian region of Scotland, and part of the Aberdeenshire Council Area since 1996, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Cruickshanks Early History


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Cruickshanks Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cruickshanks research. Another 229 words (16 lines of text) covering the year 1296 is included under the topic Early Cruickshanks History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cruickshanks Spelling Variations


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Cruickshanks Spelling Variations



Scribes in the Middle Ages did not have access to a set of spelling rules. They spelled according to sound, the result was a great number of spelling variations. In various documents, Cruickshanks has been spelled Cruickshank, Cruikshank, Crookshank, Crookshanks and many more.

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Cruickshanks Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cruickshanks Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cruickshanks Notables 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



The cruelties suffered under the new government forced many to leave their ancient homeland for the freedom of the North American colonies. Those who arrived safely found land, freedom, and opportunity for the taking. These hardy settlers gave their strength and perseverance to the young nations that would become the United States and Canada. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the name Cruickshanks:

Cruickshanks Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Charles Cruickshanks, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1760 [1]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)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cruickshanks (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cruickshanks (post 1700)



  • John Cruickshanks, Scottish footballer who played in 1946
  • Grahame Lawrence Cruickshanks (1913-1941), Eastern Province and South African cricketer
  • Eveline Cruickshanks, English historian specializing in Jacobitism and Toryism

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Cruickshanks Historic Events


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Cruickshanks Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Master Ralph S. Cruickshanks (1910-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  • Mrs. Cruickshanks, Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  • Master Walter B. Cruickshanks (1913-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  • Mrs. Estella B. Cruickshanks (1887-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who survived the explosion but later died due to injuries [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  • Master Alton R. Cruickshanks (1916-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Vis fortibus armas
Motto Translation: Strength is arms to the brave.


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