Craglethrop History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Craglethrop family
The surname Craglethrop 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 Craglethrop family
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Craglethrop Spelling Variations
In the era before dictionaries, there were no rules governing the spelling or translation of names or any other words. Consequently, there are an enormous number of spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names. Craglethrop has appeared as Crackenthorpe, Crakenthorpe, Crackenthorp, Crakenthorp, Crackenthrop and many more.
Early Notables of the Craglethrop 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 Craglethrop family
The freedom, opportunity, and land of the North American colonies beckoned. There, Scots found a place where they were generally free from persecution and where they could go on to become important players in the birth of new nations. Some fought in the American War of Independence, while others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these Scottish settlers have been able to recover their lost national heritage in the last century through highland games and Clan societies in North America. Among them: Samuel Crakenthorp who landed in North America in 1760.