Crackonthorp History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Crackonthorp family

The surname Crackonthorp 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.

Important Dates for the Crackonthorp family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crackonthorp research. Another 154 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1620, 1500, 1691, 1692, 1750, 1513, 1514, 1567, 1624, 1567 and 1598 are included under the topic Early Crackonthorp History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Crackonthorp Spelling Variations

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. Crackonthorp has been spelled Crackenthorpe, Crakenthorpe, Crackenthorp, Crakenthorp, Crackenthrop and many more.

Early Notables of the Crackonthorp 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...
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Migration of the Crackonthorp family

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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