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Crelly History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Crelly come from when the family resided in the counties of Northumberland, Sussex and Bedfordshire.

Early Origins of the Crelly family


The surname Crelly 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.

Early History of the Crelly family


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Crelly 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. Crelly has been recorded under many different variations, including Crawley, Crawly, Craley, Crally and others.

Early Notables of the Crelly family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Crelly family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Crelly Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Crelly, aged 26, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Escort"

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