Crakenthorpe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Crakenthorpe family

The surname Crakenthorpe 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 Crakenthorpe family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crakenthorpe research. Another 154 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1620, 1500, 1691, 1692, 1750, 1513, 1514, 1567, 1624, 1567 and 1598 are included under the topic Early Crakenthorpe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Crakenthorpe Spelling Variations

The origin of rules governing the spelling of names and even words is a very recent innovation. Before that, words and names were spelled according to sound, and, therefore, often appeared under several different spelling variations in a single document. Crakenthorpe has been spelled Crackenthorpe, Crakenthorpe, Crackenthorp, Crakenthorp, Crackenthrop and many more.

Early Notables of the Crakenthorpe 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 Crakenthorpe family

The persecution faced in their homeland left many Scots with little to do but sail for the colonies of North America. There they found land, freedom, opportunity, and nations in the making. They fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence, or traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In both cases, they made enormous contributions to the formation of those great nations. Among them: Samuel Crakenthorp who landed in North America in 1760.



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