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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).

Cresp Early Origins



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.

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Cresp Spelling Variations


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Cresp Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Crispin, Crespin, Crisp, Crespigny, Crespine and others.

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Cresp Early History


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Cresp Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cresp research. Another 301 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1074, 1520 and 1572 are included under the topic Early Cresp History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cresp Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cresp Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 18 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cresp 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



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.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    9. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    10. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
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    The Cresp Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cresp 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.

    This page was last modified on 14 May 2013 at 11:12.

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