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The origins of the Cranor name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Cranor was originally derived from a family having lived in the town of Cranwich, in Cheshire. Some evidence suggests that this place name may be derived from the German name Krannisch.

Cranor Early Origins



The surname Cranor 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.

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Cranor Spelling Variations


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Cranor 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 Cranor include Crannage, Cranach, Cranadge, Cranage, Crannick, Crannock and many more.

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Cranor Early History


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Cranor Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cranor research. Another 318 words (23 lines of text) covering the year 1450 is included under the topic Early Cranor History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cranor Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cranor Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cranor Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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: 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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Contemporary Notables of the name Cranor (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cranor (post 1700)



  • Ozro N. Cranor (1855-1933), American politician, Member of Indiana State House of Representatives, 1889; Member of Indiana State Senate, 1893-95; Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention 26th District, 1907-08
  • Albert H. Cranor, American politician, Mayor of Independence, Kansas, 1956

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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    The Cranor Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cranor Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 13 November 2015 at 09:51.

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