Early Origins of the Craycroft family
The surname Craycroft was first found in Lincolnshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.
Early History of the Craycroft family
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Craycroft Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Craycroft, Cracroft, Cracroft, Crawcroft, Craycraft, Cracraft, Craycrofte, Cracrofte, Crawcroft and many more.
Early Notables of the Craycroft family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Craycroft family to the New World and Oceana
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..
Contemporary Notables of the name Craycroft (post 1700)
- Adam Craycroft, American actor, known for And He Just Comes Around and Dances with You (2008) and The Bridge (2006)
- Jacob Craycroft, American CineVegas International Film Festival Award winning editor, known for Super Troopers (2001), Paper Towns (2015) and Our Idiot Brother (2011), founder of Jacob Craycroft Production Company