Crake History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Crake family

The surname Crake was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from early times. Craik is also a village in Craik Forest, by the Airhouse Burn in the Scottish Borders.

Important Dates for the Crake family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crake research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1296 and 1413 are included under the topic Early Crake History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Crake Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Crake, Craik, Crayke, Craike, Creike, Creyke and others.

Early Notables of the Crake family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Crake Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Crake migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Crake Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • M. Crake who settled in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • George Crake, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1878 [1]

Crake migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Crake Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Crake, English convict from York, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on August 08, 1849, settling in Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia [2]

Crake migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Crake Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • G. Crake, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of San Francisco" in 1876
  • W. Crake, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of San Francisco" in 1876

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849
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