Cranor History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Cranor family

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.

Important Dates for the Cranor family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cranor research. Another 91 words (6 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Cranor family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Cranor family

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..

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 [1]
  • Albert H. Cranor, American politician, Mayor of Independence, Kansas, 1956 [1]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from
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