Crakenthrup History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Crakenthrup family

The surname Crakenthrup 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.

Important Dates for the Crakenthrup family

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

Crakenthrup Spelling Variations

Prior to the first dictionaries, scribes spelled words according to sound. This, and the fact that Scottish names were repeatedly translated from Gaelic to English and back, contributed to the enormous number of spelling variations in Scottish names. Crakenthrup has been spelled Crackenthorpe, Crakenthorpe, Crackenthorp, Crakenthorp, Crackenthrop and many more.

Early Notables of the Crakenthrup 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 Crakenthrup family

In such difficult times, the difficulties of raising the money to cross the Atlantic to North America did not seem so large compared to the problems of keeping a family together in Scotland. It was a journey well worth the cost, since it was rewarded with land and freedom the Scots could not find at home. The American War of Independence solidified that freedom, and many of those settlers went on to play important parts in the forging of a great nation. Among them: Samuel Crakenthorp who landed in North America in 1760.

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