as Lords of the Manor of Crackenthorpe from the 12th century, some say, at the time of the
in 1066 A.D.
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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.
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.