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The ancient roots of the Crass family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Crass comes from when the family lived in Lincolnshire.

Crass Early Origins



The surname Crass was first found in Lincolnshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Crass Spelling Variations


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Crass Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Crass has appeared include Crass, Crassus, Cras, Craas, Crace, Craise, Craze, Grass, Grasse, Gras and many more.

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Crass Early History


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Crass Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crass research. Another 296 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1130, 1203, 1273, 1277, 1379, and 1698 are included under the topic Early Crass History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Crass Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Crass Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Crass Notables 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Crass arrived in North America very early:

Crass Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Christopher Crass who arrived in Philadelphia in 1785

Crass Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Heinr Crass, who arrived in America in 1852
  • Lothar Crass, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1856
  • Joh Thaddaus Crass, who landed in Brazil in 1858
  • Christine Crass, who landed in America in 1863

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Contemporary Notables of the name Crass (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Crass (post 1700)



  • Chris Crass (b. 1973), American social justice activist and writer
  • Derrick Crass (b. 1960), American Olympic weightlifter
  • Michael Crass, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 1st District, 1996, 1998
  • Johhny Crass, American actor
  • Franz Crass (1928-2012), German bass singer

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    5. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. 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.
    7. 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.
    8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    The Crass Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Crass 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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