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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


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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 settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1630
  • John Cranwell, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1630
  • Goo Cranwell, aged 23, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • 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

Cranwell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

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

Cranwell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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




Halifax Explosion

  • Mrs. Minnia  Cranwell (1884-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Henry Alfred Geoffrey Cranwell (1920-1941), Australian Stoker from Burnie, Tasmania, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

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Citations


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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)

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. 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. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
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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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