Old French personal name
Crispin, Latin "Crispinus," a family name derived from "crispus" meaning "curly-haired" (see Crisp). This name was especially popular in France in the early Middle Ages, having been borne by a saint who was martyred at Soissons in AD c. 285 along with a companion, Crispinianus (whose name is a further derivative of the same word).
Early Origins of the Cresp family
The surname Cresp was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy
, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat
with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of Calvados and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility. This great family of Normandy
were Counts of Vexin, seignior of Neaufles, Livarot and Blangy. His castle was at Livarot about 1015.
Early History of the Cresp family
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Cresp Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Crispin, Crespin, Crisp, Crespigny, Crespine and others.
Early Notables of the Cresp family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cresp family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: including many of the name who migrated to the New World from the mid 17th century onward.