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The ancestors of the Cragg surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived at the crag or crags in the county of Lancashire.

Cragg Early Origins



The surname Cragg was first found in West Yorkshire at Cragg Vale, a village that dates back to Roman times. The Cragg Vale Coiners were a band of counterfeiters from the area who produced fake gold coins in the late 18th century. The gang was hunted down and one of the was murdered.

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Cragg Spelling Variations


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Cragg 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 Cragg include Cragg, Crag, Cragge and others.

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Cragg Early History


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Cragg Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cragg research. Another 211 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1332, 1296, 1657, 1721, 1686, 1721, 1713 and 1721 are included under the topic Early Cragg History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cragg Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cragg Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cragg Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cragg In Ireland


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Cragg In Ireland



Some of the Cragg family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 31 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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:

Cragg Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Cragg, who settled in Virginia in 1637
  • Henry Cragg, who landed in Maryland in 1667
  • Nehemiah Cragg, who arrived in Maryland in 1673
  • John Cragg left Barbados for New England on January 31st 1679
  • Robert Cragg landed in America in 1686

Cragg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Cragg, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1856

Cragg Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • George Cragg, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907

Cragg Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Cragg, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on December 14, 1835, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1835 with 132 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1835

Cragg Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • J. C. Cragg arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1878

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cragg (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cragg (post 1700)



  • Jeff Cragg (b. 1961), American businessman and politician, candidate for the Governor of Delaware
  • Ernest Thorpe Cragg (1922-2006), American Major General in the United States Air Force
  • Edward "Porky" Cragg (1919-1943), American fighter pilot, a triple ace with 15 aerial victories
  • Dan Cragg (b. 1939), American soldier, essayist, and science-fiction author
  • Stephen Cragg, American television producer and director
  • Jeffrey Cragg (b. 1961), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 2004
  • Richard Hartley Cragg, English professional association footballer who played from 1919 to 1922
  • James Stanley Cragg (1886-1979), English cricketer who played from 1908 to 1923
  • John Cragg (1767-1854), English ironmaster who ran a foundry in Liverpool, Merseyside, known for his work on St George's Church, Everton, St Michael's Church, Aigburth and St Philip's Church
  • Anthony Douglas "Tony" Cragg CBE RA (b. 1949), British-born sculptor who works in Germany, awarded the Turner Prize in 1988
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Cragg Historic Events


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Cragg Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. George Louis Cragg (1920-1941), Australian Stoker from Mascot, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1835 with 132 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1835

Other References

  1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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The Cragg Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cragg 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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