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The ancestry of the name Crafts 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.

Crafts Early Origins



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

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Crafts Spelling Variations


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Crafts Spelling Variations



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 Crafts have been found, including Craft, Crafte, Craftin, Crafton and others.

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Crafts Early History


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Crafts Early History



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

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Crafts Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Crafts Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



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 Crafts, or a variant listed above:

Crafts Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Griffin Crafts, his wife Alice and their daughter who arrived in Massachusetts in 1630
  • Elizabeth Crafts, who arrived in Maryland in 1661
  • Peter Crafts, who arrived in Maryland in 1673

Crafts Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Lydia Crafts, who landed in New England in 1704

Crafts Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas S Crafts, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • G W Crafts, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • I B Crafts, who arrived in Iowa in 1887

Crafts Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Samuel Crafts, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
  • William Crafts, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749-1752

Crafts Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Crafts, English convict from Northampton, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on August 08, 1849, settling in Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849

Crafts Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Horace H. Crafts, aged 25, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rangitikei" in 1884
  • Sarah A. Crafts, aged 23, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rangitikei" in 1884
  • Emma Crafts, aged 2, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rangitikei" in 1884
  • Nellie Crafts, aged 5 mths., arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rangitikei" in 1884

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Contemporary Notables of the name Crafts (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Crafts (post 1700)



  • Thomas Crafts, American politician, U.S. Consul in Bordeaux, 1797-99
  • Samuel Chandler Crafts (1768-1853), American politician, Representative from Vermont, 1817-25; Governor of Vermont, 1828-31; Presidential Elector for Vermont, 1840; U.S. Senator from Vermont, 1842-43
  • Roswell P. Crafts, American politician, Mayor of Holyoke, Massachusetts, 1877, 1882-83
  • Lyman A. Crafts, American Republican politician, Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives Third Franklin District, 1905
  • Erastus Crafts, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Otsego County, 1809-10, 1812-14
  • Dale Crafts, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 2008
  • Clayton E. Crafts, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1892
  • Chauncey Crafts, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Woodbury, 1823
  • Byron H. Crafts, American Democrat politician, Candidate for supervisor of Leoni Township, Michigan, 1919
  • Arthur A. Crafts, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 1932, 1936 (alternate)
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849

Other References

  1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. 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.
  11. ...

The Crafts Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Crafts 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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