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The ancestry of the name Craft dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in an area that was near the croft.The surname is the northern form of Croft and it's literal meaning is the area of arable land that was located by a cottage that was worked on by the farmer.

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The surname Craft was first found in Essex, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Craft have been found, including Craft, Crafte, Craftin, Crafton and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Craft research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1185, 1213, 1222, 1275, 1283, 1620 and 1786 are included under the topic Early Craft History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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

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Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Craft, or a variant listed above:

Craft Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Bridget Craft who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Bridgett Craft, who landed in Virginia in 1636
  • Jon Craft, who arrived in Virginia in 1637
  • Robert Craft, who arrived in Virginia in 1657
  • Griffin Craft, who arrived in Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1663
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Craft Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Michael Craft, who arrived in South Carolina in 1745
  • Hendk Craft, aged 18, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748
  • Hendk Craft, at the age of 18, landed in Philadelphia in 1748
  • George Mich] Craft, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765

Craft Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Craft, who landed in New York in 1808
  • Casper Craft, aged 23, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1808
  • Matthew Craft, who landed in America in 1818
  • George Craft, who arrived in New York in 1836
  • John Craft, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
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Craft Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Craft, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
  • William Craft, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Mr. John Craft U.E who settled in Carleton [Saint John City], New Brunswick c. 1783
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  • Robert Lawson Craft (1923-2015), American conductor and writer, a close friend and collaborator with Igor Stravinsky
  • George Craft, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Gloucester County, 1880-81
  • Ella Craft, American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1937-39; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1940
  • Andrew Craft, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 8th District, 1861
  • George A. Craft, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Missouri State Senate 7th District, 1964
  • Herman Craft, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Ulster County 2nd District, 1886
  • John D. Craft, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1912
  • Joseph A. Craft, American politician, U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for the 5th Kentucky District, 1909
  • Joseph E. Craft, American politician, Mayor of Weston, West Virginia, 1979-80
  • Laurence H. Craft, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 17th District, 1936
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Craft Historic Events



HMS Hood

  • Mr. Thomas E Craft (b. 1899), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Canning Town, London, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. John Weston Craft, British Stoker 1st Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking
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  • Our Washburn Heritage: Including Allied Lines Carpenter, Craft, Dickinson, Noble, Rogers.
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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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    The Craft Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Craft 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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