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As a result of the frequent commercial intercourse between the Flemish and English nations, many Flemish migrants settled in Britain. The Crable history starts with such a migration. As the population grew and people traveled further afield, it became increasingly necessary to assume an additional name to differentiate between bearers of the same personal name. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames refers either directly or indirectly to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, physical appearance, habits, or character, among other attributes. Flemish names of this type frequently feature the prefixes lile, which meant the. The surname Crable is a nickname for a cross-grained, ill-tempered, or fractious person. The surname Crable may have been applied as a nickname for some who was crabby. Checking further we found the name was derived from the Old English word crabba, which means crab, or from the Old English word crabbe, which means wild apple. This latter reference implies that the origin may lie as a habitation name "one who lives near the wild apple trees."

Crable Early Origins



The surname Crable was first found in Cambridge but the Crail variant may have come from much farther north in Fife, Scotland where the former royal burgh so named was derived from the Pictish word "caer" which meant fort. Today Crail is the home to the oldest golf club in the world, instituted in February 1786. One of the most famous early family members was John Crabbe (fl.1305-1352), a Flemish merchant, pirate and soldier. He defended Berwick Castle for the Scots against English forces in 1318, but after being captured by the English in 1332, he then assisted the English when they again besieged at Berwick in 1333.

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Crable Spelling Variations


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Crable Spelling Variations



Flemish surnames are characterized by a large number of spelling variations. One reason for this is that medieval English lacked definite spelling rules. The spellings of surnames were also influenced by the official court languages, which were French and Latin. Names were rarely spelled consistently in medieval times. Scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to specific spelling rules, and people often had their names registered in several different forms throughout their lives. One of the greatest reasons for change is the linguistic uniqueness of the Flemish settlers in England, who spoke a language closely related to Dutch. The pronunciation and spelling of Flemish names were often altered to suit the tastes of English-speaking people. In many cases, the first, final, or middle syllables of surnames were eliminated. The name has been spelled Crabb, Crabbe, Crab, Crabe and others.

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Crable Early History


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Crable Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crable research. Another 307 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1319, 1332, 1754, 1832, 1945, 1621 and 1680 are included under the topic Early Crable History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Crable Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Crable Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Crable Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Crable In Ireland


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Crable In Ireland



Some of the Crable family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 180 words (13 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 North American settlers with Crable name or one of its variants:

Crable Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Erick Crable, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1727
  • Michell Crable, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1727

Crable Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • James Crable, aged 35, who arrived in America, in 1916
  • James Crable, aged 36, who arrived in Denver, Colorado, in 1917
  • Rosina Crable, aged 24, who arrived in America from Andernach, Germany, in 1924
  • Adele Crable, aged 4, who arrived in America from Andernach, Germany, in 1924
  • George Crable, aged 32, who arrived in Portland, Maine, in 1924

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Contemporary Notables of the name Crable (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Crable (post 1700)



  • George Elmer Crable (b. 1885), American Major League Baseball pitcher who pitched in two games for the 1910 Brooklyn Superbas
  • Robert Edward Crable (b. 1959), former American professional NFL football linebacker who played for the New York Jets from 1982 to 1987
  • Shawn Crable (b. 1984), American professional NFL and CFL football defensive end
  • Francis D. Crable, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arizona, 1932, 1936

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    10. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
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    The Crable Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Crable 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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