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Where did the English Crenshaw family come from? What is the English Crenshaw family crest and coat of arms? When did the Crenshaw family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Crenshaw family history?The Crenshaw name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in the village of Crawshaw in Lancashire.
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Crenshaw has undergone many spelling variations, including Crawshaw, Crawshay, Crawshawe, Cranshaw, Crankshaw and many more.
First found in Lancashire at Crawshaw.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crenshaw research. Another 197 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1590, 1610, 1667, 1612 and 1649 are included under the topic Early Crenshaw History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 135 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Crenshaw Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Crenshaw were among those contributors:
Crenshaw Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
The Crenshaw Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Crenshaw 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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