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The name Crago is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived at the crag or crags in the county of Lancashire.

Crago Early Origins



The surname Crago 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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Crago Spelling Variations


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Crago Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Crago are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Crago include: Cragg, Crag, Cragge and others.

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Crago Early History


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Crago Early History



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

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Crago Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Crago Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Crago In Ireland


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Crago In Ireland



Some of the Crago 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Crago or a variant listed above:

Crago Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Crago, who arrived in Mississippi in 1843

Crago Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Crago, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749

Crago Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Crago, aged 23, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "William Prowse"
  • William Crago, aged 22, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Lord Raglan"

Crago Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charles Crago, aged 49, a farmer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of The Age" in 1874
  • Philip Crago, aged 7, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of The Age" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Crago (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Crago (post 1700)



  • Thomas Spencer Crago (1866-1925), American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1900; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1911-13, 1915-21, 1921-23
  • Chester A. Crago (1908-1994), American politician, Mayor of Petoskey, Michigan, 1955-59

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    4. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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    6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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    The Crago Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Crago 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.

    This page was last modified on 27 January 2016 at 09:38.

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