The ancestors of the name Crannick date back to the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Crannick 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 Crannick family
The surname Crannick 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.
Early History of the Crannick family
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Crannick Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Crannick are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Crannick include: Crannage, Cranach, Cranadge, Cranage, Crannick, Crannock and many more.
Early Notables of the Crannick family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Crannick family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Crannick 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..