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The ancestry of the name Crew dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived as dwellers at a cattle-pen or cattle-fold.

Crew Early Origins



The surname Crew was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Crew Spelling Variations


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Crew 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 Crew have been found, including Crewe, Crew, Croux, Crewes, Creuse and others.

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Crew Early History


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Crew Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crew research. Another 347 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1565, 1634, 1623, 1625, 1598, 1679, 1624, 1697, 1656, 1633, 1721, 1671, 1674, 1674 and 1721 are included under the topic Early Crew History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Crew Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Crew Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include Lord Crewe of Stene; Sir Thomas Crewe (or Crew) (1565-1634), of Stene in Northamptonshire, an English Member of Parliament and lawyer, Speaker of the House of Commons from 1623 to 1625; John Crew, 1st Baron...

Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Crew 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



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 Crew, or a variant listed above:

Crew Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Randall Crew who settled in Virginia in 1621
  • Randall Crew, who arrived in Virginia in 1621
  • Robert Crew, who landed in Virginia in 1623
  • Joshua Crew, who arrived in Virginia in 1623
  • Joseph Crew, who landed in Virginia in 1624-1625
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Crew Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Simon Crew, aged 34, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1742
  • Martin Crew settled in Maryland in 1774 with his wife Mary

Crew Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francis Crew, aged 32, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Charles Crew, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1871

Crew Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Crew, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 29, 1828, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1828
  • Susannah Crew, aged 25, a cook, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Mallard"

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Sequor nec inferior
Motto Translation: I follow, but am not inferior.


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See Also


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Citations


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  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1828

Other References

  1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  11. ...

The Crew Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Crew 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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