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The name Crabbetree is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the county of Yorkshire. Their name, however, indicates that the original bearer lived near a prominent crabtree.

Crabbetree Early Origins



The surname Crabbetree was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say long before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

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Crabbetree Spelling Variations


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Crabbetree Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Crabbetree has been spelled many different ways, including Crabtree, Crabbtree, Craybtree, Crabbetree and many more.

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Crabbetree Early History


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Crabbetree Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crabbetree research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1610, 1644 and 1639 are included under the topic Early Crabbetree History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Crabbetree Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Crabbetree Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include William Crabtree (1610-1644) English astronomer, mathematician, one of only two people to observe the first recorded transit of Venus in 1639. Crabtree & Evelyn is a...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Crabbetree 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Crabbetrees to arrive in North America: Edward Crabtree who was farming in Virginia in 1635.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    11. ...

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

    This page was last modified on 16 June 2015 at 09:00.

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