Cragenthrup History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Cragenthrup family

The surname Cragenthrup 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.

Early History of the Cragenthrup family

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

Cragenthrup Spelling Variations

The variation in the spelling of Medieval names is a result of the lack of spelling rules in the English language prior to the last few hundred years. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound, often varying the spelling of name within a single document. Cragenthrup has appeared as Crackenthorpe, Crakenthorpe, Crackenthorp, Crakenthorp, Crackenthrop and many more.

Early Notables of the Cragenthrup 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 Cragenthrup family

As the persecution of Clan families continued, they sailed for North America in increasing numbers. In most cases, they found the freedom and opportunity they sought. Land was often available and the American War of Independence allowed Scots an opportunity to solidify their independence from the English crown. These settlers and their ancestors went on to play essential roles in the forging of the nations of the United States and Canada. Among them: Samuel Crakenthorp who landed in North America in 1760.



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