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The ancestors of the Cranifeart surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in the parish of Cranfield, in the county of Bedford.

Early Origins of the Cranifeart family


The surname Cranifeart 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 Cranifeart family

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Early History of the Cranifeart 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 Cranifeart History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cranifeart Spelling Variations

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Cranifeart Spelling Variations


Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Cranifeart include Cranfield, Cranefield and others.

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Early Notables of the Cranifeart family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Cranifeart 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...
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Migration of the Cranifeart family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Cranifeart family to the New World and Oceana


A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: 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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