Cracraft History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Cracraft family
The surname Cracraft was first found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.
Early History of the Cracraft family
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Cracraft Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Craycroft, Cracroft, Cracroft, Crawcroft, Craycraft, Cracraft, Craycrofte, Cracrofte, Crawcroft and many more.
Early Notables of the Cracraft family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cracraft family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..
Contemporary Notables of the name Cracraft (post 1700) +
- James Cracraft, American historian, professor emeritus of history at the University of Illinois, awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1999
- Mary M. Cracraft, American Democrat politician, Member, National Labor Relations Board, 1986-91 
- John W. Cracraft, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Kanawha County, 1867 
- George A. Cracraft, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Wheeling, Virginia, 1853-57 
- Elbridge G. Cracraft, American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Ohio County, 1870-71; Presidential Elector for West Virginia, 1880 
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