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The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Crawshaw come from when the family resided in the village of Cranshaw (Cronkshaw) in Lancashire. The name is derived from the Old English "cran(uc)" which means "crane" + "sceaga" which means "grove" or "thicket." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
Another source claims the name literally means "the twisting or winding shaw (wood.)" [2]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)


Crawshaw Early Origins



The surname Crawshaw was first found in Lancashire at Cranshaw (Cronkshaw) in the parish of Rochdale or Bury. One of the first records of the name was William de Crounkeshawe who was listed there in 1412. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Cranshaws Castle or Cranshaws Tower is a 15th-century pele near the village of Cranshaws in Berwickshire, Scotland. The castle is thought to be the inspiration for "Ravenswood Castle", home of Edgar, the hero of Sir Walter Scott's tragedy the Bride of Lammermoor.

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Crawshaw Spelling Variations


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Crawshaw Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Crawshaw has been recorded under many different variations, including Crawshaw, Crawshay, Crawshawe, Cranshaw, Crankshaw and many more.

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Crawshaw Early History


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Crawshaw Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crawshaw research. Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1590, 1610, 1667, 1612 and 1649 are included under the topic Early Crawshaw History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Crawshaw Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Crawshaw Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Crawshaw of Cyfarthfa Castle; Major Joseph Croshaw (1610-1667), son of Captain Raleigh Croshaw, a substantial planter living near Williamsburg in the US Colony and Dominion of Virginia; and Richard Crashaw (1612-1649)...

Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Crawshaw 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Crawshaw or a variant listed above:

Crawshaw Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Raleigh Crawshaw, who landed in Virginia in 1608
  • Rawleigh Crawshaw, who arrived in Virginia in 1620
  • William Crawshaw settled in Virginia in 1624

Crawshaw Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James, Titus, and William Crawshaw, settled in Philadelphia in the 1860's

Crawshaw Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Crawshaw, aged 21, a blacksmith, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856
  • James Crawshaw, aged 29, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865

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Contemporary Notables of the name Crawshaw (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Crawshaw (post 1700)



  • Raymond "Ray" Crawshaw (1908-1937), English professional footballer
  • Richard Leigh "Dick" Crawshaw (1898-1965), English professional footballer who played from 1919 to 1931
  • Thomas Henry "Tommy" Crawshaw (1872-1960), English professional footballer who was on the England National Team ten times from 1895 to 1904
  • Robert Arnold Crawshaw (1869-1952), British gold medalist water polo player and swimmer at the 1900 Summer Olympics
  • Richard Crawshaw OBE (1917-1986), Baron Crawshaw of Aintree, British Labour Party Member of Parliament in 1964

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

Other References

  1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  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. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  9. 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.
  10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
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The Crawshaw Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Crawshaw 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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