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The ancestors of the Craftin surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they 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.

Craftin Early Origins



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

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Craftin Spelling Variations


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Craftin Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Craftin include Craft, Crafte, Craftin, Crafton and others.

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Craftin Early History


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Craftin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Craftin 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 Craftin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Craftin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Craftin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Craftin 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



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Craftin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Tho Craftin, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Thomas Craftin, who landed in Virginia in 1637
  • Thomas Craftin, who arrived in Virginia in 1637

Craftin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Susana Craftin, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1789
  • Susana Craftin, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1789

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
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    The Craftin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Craftin 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.

    This page was last modified on 27 May 2014 at 15:07.

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