as Lords of the Manor of Crackenthorpe from the 12th century, some say, at the time of the
in 1066 A.D.
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Surnames that evolved in Scotland
in the Middle Ages often appear under many spelling variations
. These are due to the practice of spelling according to sound in the era before dictionaries had standardized the English language. Crackenthorp has appeared as Crackenthorpe, Crakenthorpe, Crackenthorp, Crakenthorp, Crackenthrop and many more.
The North American colonies beckoned, with their ample land and opportunity as their freedom from the persecution suffered by so many Clan
families back home. Many Scots even fought against England
in the American War of Independence
to gain this freedom. Recently, clan societies have allowed the ancestors of these brave Scottish settlers to rediscover their familial roots. Among them: Samuel Crakenthorp who landed in North America in 1760.