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Cranwell is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Cranwell family lived in Lincolnshire. The line descends from a family who held a feif at Cramanvile, Normandy.

Cranwell Early Origins



The surname Cranwell was first found in Essex where the family claim descent from Crenawell, (Cramanville) and were listed in the Battle Abbey Roll. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
The family held a family seat in Essex from the time of the Conquest and in Kent where they held its lands by three knight's service. In 1189, Ralph de Cramaville paid a fine for his estates in Northumberland. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
However, most of the record were found in Lincolnshire at Cranwell, a parish four miles from Sleaford. The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list: Adam de Cranewell and Robert de Cranewell in Lincolnshire; and Richard de Cranewell in Kent. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Cranwell Spelling Variations


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Cranwell Spelling Variations



Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Cranwell, Cranwel and others.

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Cranwell Early History


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Cranwell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cranwell research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1600 and 1658 are included under the topic Early Cranwell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cranwell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cranwell Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Cranwell In Ireland


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Cranwell In Ireland



Some of the Cranwell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 47 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Cranwell or a variant listed above:

Cranwell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Cranwell, who settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1630
  • John Cranwell, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1630 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Goo Cranwell, aged 23, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • George Cranwell who settled in Virginia in 1635

Cranwell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Cranwell, who arrived in Virginia in 1714 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Cranwell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edmund Cranwell, aged 22, a lanourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Warren Hastings"

Cranwell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Cranwell, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
  • Fanny Cranwell, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
  • Emma Cranwell, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
  • Ann Cranwell, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cranwell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cranwell (post 1700)



  • Charles Richard "Dick" Cranwell (b. 1942), American lawyer and Democratic Party politician, Minority Leader of the Virginia House of Delegates (2000-2002), Majority Leader of the Virginia House of Delegates (1992-2000)
  • Peter Cranwell (1925-1997), American actor, known for his roles in Goldfinger (1964), The Fighting Prince of Donegal (1966) and Court Martial (1965)
  • Roberet Cranwell (b. 1952), American professional baseball player
  • Elizabeth Cranwell, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 2004
  • Elizabeth Azcona Cranwell (1933-2004), Argentine poet, storyteller, writer, translator, and literary critic
  • Lucy May Cranwell (1907-2000), New Zealand botanist, known for her work in palynology

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Cranwell Historic Events


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Cranwell Historic Events




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Citations



  1. ^ Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  4. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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The Cranwell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cranwell 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.

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