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Where did the Scottish Crackenthorpe family come from? What is the Scottish Crackenthorpe family crest and coat of arms? When did the Crackenthorpe family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Crackenthorpe family history?

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Medieval Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. This is due to the fact that scribes in that era spelled according to the sound of words, rather than any set of rules. Crackenthorpe has been spelled Crackenthorpe, Crakenthorpe, Crackenthorp, Crakenthorp, Crackenthrop and many more.

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.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crackenthorpe research. Another 234 words(17 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1620, 1691, 1692, and 1750 are included under the topic Early Crackenthorpe History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Crackenthorpe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Many Scots were left with few options other than to leave their homeland for the colonies across the Atlantic. Some of these families fought to defend their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. Others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these families have recently been able to rediscover their roots through Clan societies and other Scottish organizations. Among them: Samuel Crakenthorp who landed in North America in 1760.

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