Crackenthorp History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Crackenthorp family
The surname Crackenthorp was first found in Westmorland, where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Crackenthorpe from the 12th century, some say, at the time of the Norman Conquest of England by Duke William of Normandy in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Crackenthorp family
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Crackenthorp Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Crackenthorp family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was John Crakenthorpe, High Sheriff of Cumberland in 1513 and 1514.
Richard Crakanthorpe (1567-1624), was an English divine, born at or near Strickland in Westmorland in 1567, and at the age...
Migration of the Crackenthorp family
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.