Cressewik History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestry of the name Cressewik dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived beside a cress or marsh. The surname Cressewik originally derived from the Old English words cresse and wic which means marsh.

Early Origins of the Cressewik family

The surname Cressewik was first found in Yorkshire, at Creswick, a hamlet in the parish of Ecclesfield, near Sheffield. [1] While there is no doubt of the Anglo-Saxon heritage on the name, one must consider that the name could also have been Norman in origin as "William de Cresek was mentioned in Normandy c. 1200, where estates were granted to him by Henry de Bailliolet. " [2] The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list Johannes de Cressewik and Johannes de Croswick. However, these may be the same person as one appears on page 40 while the other on page 41. [1]

Important Dates for the Cressewik family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cressewik research. Another 27 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1679 and 1800 are included under the topic Early Cressewik History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cressewik Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Cressewik have been found, including Creswick, Cressewik, Creswicke, Cressick and many more.

Early Notables of the Cressewik family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Cressewik family

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Cressewik, or a variant listed above: Francis Creswick who sailed to Nevis in 1663. Henry Creswick of Hawthorne House, Melbourne, Australia.

Citations

  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
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