Cragenthrop History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Cragenthrop family

The surname Cragenthrop was first found in Westmorland, where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Crackenthorpe from the 12th century, some say, at the time of the Norman Conquest of England by Duke William of Normandy in 1066 A.D.

Important Dates for the Cragenthrop family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cragenthrop research. Another 154 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1620, 1500, 1691, 1692, 1750, 1513, 1514, 1567, 1624, 1567 and 1598 are included under the topic Early Cragenthrop History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cragenthrop Spelling Variations

The many spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names result from the fact that scribes in that era spelled words according to sound. Translation too, was an undeveloped science, and many names were altered into complete obscurity. Over the years Cragenthrop has been spelled Crackenthorpe, Crakenthorpe, Crackenthorp, Crakenthorp, Crackenthrop and many more.

Early Notables of the Cragenthrop family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was John Crakenthorpe, High Sheriff of Cumberland in 1513 and 1514. Richard Crakanthorpe (1567-1624), was an English divine, born at or near Strickland in Westmorland in 1567, and at the age...
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Migration of the Cragenthrop family

To escape the uncertainties and discrimination faced in Scotland, many decided to head out for North America. Once they arrived, many Scots fought with relish in the American War of Independence; some went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Many ancestors of these Scots have recovered their lost national heritage in the 20th century through Clan organizations and Scottish historical societies. Among the settlers to North America were: Samuel Crakenthorp who landed in North America in 1760.

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