The name Cramwell arrived in England
after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Cramwell family lived in Lincolnshire
. The line descends from a family who held a feif at Cramanvile, Normandy.
Early Origins of the Cramwell family
The surname Cramwell was first found in Essex
where the family claim descent from Crenawell, (Cramanville) and were listed in the Battle Abbey Roll. CITATION[CLOSE]
Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
The family held a family seat
from the time of the Conquest and in Kent
where they held its lands by three knight's service. In 1189, Ralph de Cramaville paid a fine for his estates in Northumberland
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)
However, most of the record were found in Lincolnshire
at Cranwell, a parish four miles from Sleaford. The Hundredorum Rolls
of 1273 list: Adam de Cranewell and Robert de Cranewell in Lincolnshire; and Richard de Cranewell in Kent
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Cramwell family
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Cramwell Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Cranwell, Cranwel and others.
Early Notables of the Cramwell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cramwell family to Ireland
Some of the Cramwell family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 47 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cramwell family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Cramwell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Benjamin Cramwell, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1847 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DAVID MALCOLM 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847DavidMalcolm.htm