Crawthorn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Crawthorn family

The surname Crawthorn was first found in the North Riding of Yorkshire at Crathorne, a parish, in the union of Stokesley, W. division of the liberty of Langbaurgh. "This place, which is in the district called Cleveland, and situated on the western side of the vale of the river Leven, anciently belonged to the Crathorne family, who were settled here for many generations, and of whom Sir William Crathorne, Knt., died in the early part of the 14th century. The church is a small ancient structure, in the chancel of which is the recumbent effigy of a knight, supposed to be Sir William Crathorne. There is a Roman Catholic chapel, originally founded by the Crathorne family, and rebuilt about 1825." [1]

Early History of the Crawthorn family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crawthorn research. Another 63 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1345, 1509, 1670, 1740, 1670, 1739 and 1740 are included under the topic Early Crawthorn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Crawthorn Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Crathorne, Crawthorne, Craythorne, Creythorne, Creythorn, Craythorn and many more.

Early Notables of the Crawthorn family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include William Crathorne (1670-1740), English Catholic divine, born in October 1670, descended from the ancient family of Crathorne of Crathorne in Yorkshire. He was educated in the English college at Douay, where he was a professor for several years. On...
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Migration of the Crawthorn family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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