Cragge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Cragge comes from when the family resided at the crag or crags in the county of Lancashire.

Early Origins of the Cragge family

The surname Cragge 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.

Important Dates for the Cragge family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cragge research. Another 106 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1332, 1296, 1657, 1721, 1686, 1721, 1713 and 1721 are included under the topic Early Cragge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cragge Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Cragge has been recorded under many different variations, including Cragg, Crag, Cragge and others.

Early Notables of the Cragge family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Cragge family to Ireland

Some of the Cragge family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cragge migration to the United States

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Cragge or a variant listed above:

Cragge Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Cragge, who settled in Virginia in 1698
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