Show ContentsCresp History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

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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Cresp Ranking

In France, the name Cresp is the 8,018th most popular surname with an estimated 1,000 - 1,500 people with that name. [1]

Migration of the Cresp family

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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