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The origins of the Crabbitree name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in the county of Yorkshire. Their name, however, indicates that the original bearer lived near a prominent crabtree.

Crabbitree Early Origins



The surname Crabbitree 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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Crabbitree Spelling Variations


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Crabbitree Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Crabbitree were recorded, including Crabtree, Crabbtree, Craybtree, Crabbetree and many more.

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Crabbitree Early History


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Crabbitree Early History



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

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Crabbitree Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Crabbitree 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 Crabbitree 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



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Crabbitree family emigrate to North America: Edward Crabtree who was farming in Virginia in 1635.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
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    5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    11. ...

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