Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when a family lived in the parish of Cranfield, in the county of Bedford.
Early Origins of the Crannifithay family
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.
Early History of the Crannifithay family
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Crannifithay Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Crannifithay family name include Cranfield, Cranefield and others.
Early Notables of the Crannifithay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Crannifithay family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Crannifithay surname or a spelling variation of the name include : 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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