Cranidge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Cranidge has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in the town of Cranwich, in Cheshire. Some evidence suggests that this place name may be derived from the German name Krannisch.

Early Origins of the Cranidge family

The surname Cranidge was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Important Dates for the Cranidge family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cranidge research. Another 91 words (6 lines of text) covering the year 1450 is included under the topic Early Cranidge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cranidge Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Cranidge have been found, including Crannage, Cranach, Cranadge, Cranage, Crannick, Crannock and many more.

Early Notables of the Cranidge family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Cranidge family

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Cranidge, or a variant listed above: Edmund Cranage who settled in Virginia in 1637 with his wife Elizabeth, and daughters Margaret and Mary; Thomas Cranch settled in New York in 1821; Ely Crannage settled in Virginia in 1639..

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