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Cracknell Early Origins



The surname Cracknell 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.

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Cracknell Spelling Variations


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Cracknell Spelling Variations



The variation in the spelling of Medieval names is a result of the lack of spelling rules in the English language prior to the last few hundred years. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound, often varying the spelling of name within a single document. Cracknell has appeared as Cracknell, Craigingelt, Craigneill, Craignall, Craignell, Cracknall and many more.

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Cracknell Early History


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Cracknell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cracknell research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1462, 1567, and 1571 are included under the topic Early Cracknell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cracknell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cracknell Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cracknell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



As the persecution of Clan families continued, they sailed for North America in increasing numbers. In most cases, they found the freedom and opportunity they sought. Land was often available and the American War of Independence allowed Scots an opportunity to solidify their independence from the English crown. These settlers and their ancestors went on to play essential roles in the forging of the nations of the United States and Canada. Among them:

Cracknell Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ada Cracknell, aged 47, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1912
  • Anna Cracknell, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from Ardrahan, Ireland, in 1912
  • C. Cracknell, aged 23, who landed in America from Hull, England, in 1919
  • Albert Edward Cracknell, aged 27, who settled in America from Manchester, in 1922

Cracknell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Cracknell arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke of Bedford" in 1848 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DUKE OF BEDFORD 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848DukeofBedford.htm
  • Edward Cracknell, English convict from Essex, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on August 08, 1849, settling in Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849

Cracknell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Cracknell landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship "Catherine Stuart Forbes"
  • John Cracknell, aged 31, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Catherine Stewart Forbes" in 1841
  • Mary Ann Cracknell, aged 25, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Catherine Stewart Forbes" in 1841
  • William Cracknell, aged 9, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Catherine Stewart Forbes" in 1841
  • John Cracknell landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship Catherine Stuart Forbes
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cracknell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cracknell (post 1700)



  • Richard "Dick" Cracknell (b. 1929), English professional rugby league footballer in the 1950s
  • James Cracknell OBE (b. 1972), British eight-time gold medalist rowing champion and double Olympic gold medalist
  • Chris Cracknell (b. 1984), English rugby union player
  • Charles W. P. Cracknell MBE (1915-1997), British classical bassoonist and pedagogue
  • Carrie Cracknell (b. 1980), British theatre director, Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre (2007 to 2012)
  • Adam Cracknell (b. 1985), Canadian professional AHA ice hockey right winger
  • Ruth Cracknell (1925-2002), Australian theatre and television character actress
  • Sarah Cracknell (b. 1967), English pop singer
  • Vernon Francis Cracknell (1912-1989), New Zealand politician, 3rd Leader of Social Credit (1963-1970)
  • Leonard Cracknell (1941-1998), British actor

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DUKE OF BEDFORD 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848DukeofBedford.htm
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849

Other References

  1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  3. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
  4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  5. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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The Cracknell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cracknell 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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