as Lords of the Manor of Crackenthorpe from the 12th century, some say, at the time of the
in 1066 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crackonthorp research.Another 307 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1620, 1500, 1691, 1692, 1750, 1513 and 1514 are included under the topic Early Crackonthorp History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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.
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.