Early Origins of the Cracknall family
The surname Cracknall was first found in Stirlingshire, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Cracknall family
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Cracknall Spelling Variations
In Medieval times, spelling and translation were not nearly so highly developed as today. They were generally carried out according to the sound and intuition of the bearer. For that reason spelling variations
are extremely common among early Scottish names. Cracknall has been spelled Cracknell, Craigingelt, Craigneill, Craignall, Craignell, Cracknall and many more.
Early Notables of the Cracknall family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cracknall family to the New World and Oceana
Unrest, poverty, and persecution caused thousands to look for opportunity and freedom in the North American colonies. The crossing was long, overcrowded, and unsanitary, though, and came only at great expense. Many Strathclyde families settled on the east coast of North America in communities that would form the backbone of what would become the great nations of the United States and Canada. The American War of Independence
caused those who remained loyal to England
to move north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the 20th century, Strathclyde and other Scottish families across North America began to recover their collective heritage through highland games and Clan
societies. Among them: William Craknall who arrived in New England
Contemporary Notables of the name Cracknall (post 1700)
- Walter Borthwick Cracknall (1897-1901), British Chief Judge of Zanzibar