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The name Crabtry is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived in the county of Yorkshire. Their name, however, indicates that the original bearer lived near a prominent crabtree.

Crabtry Early Origins



The surname Crabtry 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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Crabtry Spelling Variations


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Crabtry Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Crabtry are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Crabtry include: Crabtree, Crabbtree, Craybtree, Crabbetree and many more.

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Crabtry Early History


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Crabtry Early History



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

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Crabtry Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Crabtry 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 Crabtry Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Crabtry or a variant listed above: Edward Crabtree who was farming in Virginia in 1635.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    10. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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    The Crabtry Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Crabtry 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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