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The Anglo-Saxon name Craybtree comes from when the family resided in the county of Yorkshire. Their name, however, indicates that the original bearer lived near a prominent crabtree.

Craybtree Early Origins



The surname Craybtree was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say long before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

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Craybtree Spelling Variations


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Craybtree 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. Craybtree has been recorded under many different variations, including Crabtree, Crabbtree, Craybtree, Crabbetree and many more.

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Craybtree Early History


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Craybtree Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Craybtree research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1610, 1644 and 1639 are included under the topic Early Craybtree History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Craybtree Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Craybtree Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include William Crabtree (1610-1644) English astronomer, mathematician, one of only two people to observe the first recorded transit of Venus in 1639. Crabtree & Evelyn is a...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Craybtree 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 Craybtree or a variant listed above: Edward Crabtree who was farming in Virginia in 1635.

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