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The name Cranifart is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the parish of Cranfield, in the county of Bedford.

Early Origins of the Cranifart family


The surname Cranifart was first found in Bedfordshire (Old English: Bedanfordscir), located in Southeast-central England, formerly part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia, 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.

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Early History of the Cranifart family

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Early History of the Cranifart family


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Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1675, 1575, 1645, 1621, 1592, 1657, 1621, 1651, 1625, 1674, 1680, 1696, 1682 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Cranifart History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cranifart Spelling Variations

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Cranifart Spelling Variations


The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Cranifart has been spelled many different ways, including Cranfield, Cranefield and others.

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Early Notables of the Cranifart family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Cranifart family (pre 1700)


Distinguished members of the family include Lionel Cranfield, 1st Earl of Middlesex (1575-1645), English merchant and nobleman, Lord High Treasurer in 1621; James Cranford (c.1592-1657), an English Presbyterian clergyman, active as a licenser of theological publications under the Commonwealth...
Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cranifart Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Migration of the Cranifart family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Cranifart family to the New World and Oceana


Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Cranifarts to arrive in North America: Edward and Anne Cranfield and their three sons, who came to Virginia in 1634; Peter Cranfeild, who came to Virginia in 1638; Francis Cranfield, who came to Barbados in 1657.

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