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In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Crawley surname lived in the counties of Northumberland, Sussex and Bedfordshire.

Crawley Early Origins



The surname Crawley was first found in Bedfordshire (Old English: Bedanfordscir), located in Southeast-central England, formerly part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia, 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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Crawley Spelling Variations


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Crawley Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Crawley are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Crawley include: Crawley, Crawly, Craley, Crally and others.

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Crawley Early History


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Crawley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crawley research. Another 242 words (17 lines of text) covering the year 1130 is included under the topic Early Crawley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Crawley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Crawley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Crawley 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Crawley or a variant listed above:

Crawley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Crawley, who landed in Virginia in 1659
  • Richard Crawley, who landed in Virginia in 1666
  • Ann Crawley, who came to Pennsylvania in 1682
  • Ann Crawley, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1682
  • Anne Crawley, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682

Crawley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Charles Crawley, who settled in Virginia in 1700
  • David Crawley, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • John Crawley who settled in Maryland in 1729
  • Edward Crawley, who settled in Virginia in 1732
  • Matthew Crawley, who settled in Virginia in 1745

Crawley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Crawley, aged 35, arrived in New York, NY in 1803
  • Patrick Crawley, aged 39, arrived in New York, NY in 1803
  • Phillip Crawley, aged 25, landed in Maine in 1812
  • Lewis Crawley, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • Michael Crawley, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Crawley Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Edmund Crawley, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
  • Randal S Crawley, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
  • Eliza Crawley, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • John Crawley, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Juliana Crawley, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Crawley Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Martin Crawley, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1836
  • Charles Crawley, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1845

Crawley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Crawley, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on November 13, 1832, settling in New South Wales, Australia
  • George Crawley arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Competitor" in 1848
  • Bridget Crawley, aged 15, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Elgin" in 1849
  • Bridget Crawley, aged 15, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Elgin"
  • Daniel Crawley, aged 27, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Himalaya"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Crawley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Henry Crawley, aged 24, a shoemaker, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Douglas" in 1873
  • Elizabeth Crawley, aged 25, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Douglas" in 1873
  • Henry John Crawley, aged 2, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Douglas" in 1873
  • Ellen E. Crawley, aged 4 months, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Douglas" in 1873
  • William George Crawley, aged 4 months, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Douglas" in 1873
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Crawley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Crawley (post 1700)



  • Tyrone Crawley (b. 1958), American professional boxer
  • Sylvia Crawley (b. 1972), American basketball player
  • Ben Crawley (b. 1971), American soccer player who played from 1990 to 2000, member of the U-16 and U20 National Teams
  • W. B. Crawley, American politician, Mayor of Lamesa, Texas, 1955
  • Samuel Crawley (1790-1852), English Whig and Liberal politician, Member of Parliament for Honiton (1818-1826) and for Bedford (1832-1837) and (1838-1841), High Sheriff of Bedfordshire in 1817
  • John Crawley (b. 1971), retired English cricketer who played from 1990 to 2002
  • Ian Crawley (1962-2008), English footballer
  • Charles Crawley (1908-1935), English cricketer
  • John Crawley (b. 1962), English cricketer
  • David Perry Crawley, Canadian clergyman, Archbishop of Kootenay and Metropolitan of British Columbia and Yukon (1994-2004)
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Crawley Historic Events


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Crawley Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mrs. Stella M.  Crawley (1894-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Miss Alice Maud  Crawley (1901-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who survived the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917 but later died due to injuries

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Lawrence Crawley (b. 1915), English Stoker 1st Class serving for the Royal Navy from Manchester, Lancashire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    11. ...

    The Crawley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Crawley 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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