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The ancestors of the bearers of the Cragun family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found at the crag or crags in the county of Lancashire.

Cragun Early Origins



The surname Cragun 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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Cragun Spelling Variations


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Cragun Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Cragun include Cragg, Crag, Cragge and others.

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Cragun Early History


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Cragun Early History



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

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Cragun Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cragun Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Cragun In Ireland


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Cragun In Ireland



Some of the Cragun 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Cragun or a variant listed above: Thomas Cragg, who settled in Virginia in 1637. John Cragg left Barbados for New England on January 31st 1679; Robert Cragg landed in America in 1686; William Cragge settled in Virginia in 1698.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cragun (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cragun (post 1700)



  • Willard S. Cragun, American politician, Candidate in primary for Mayor of Roy, Utah, 1989
  • Strange N. Cragun, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1908

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    2. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
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    The Cragun Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cragun 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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