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Crewdson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Anglo-Saxon name Crewdson comes from the baptismal name Cudbert. Baptismal names began to appear as surnames relatively late in the growth of the naming tradition. This is a little surprising, given the popularity of biblical figures in the Christian countries of Europe. Nevertheless, surnames derived from baptismal names grew in popularity during the Middle Ages, and have become one of the foremost sources for surnames.

Early Origins of the Crewdson family


The surname Crewdson was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from the Middle Ages.

Early History of the Crewdson family


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Crewdson Spelling Variations


Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Crewdson were recorded, including Crewdson, Crowdson, Croudson, Cruden and others.

Early Notables of the Crewdson family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Crewdson family to the New World and Oceana


To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Crewdson family emigrate to North America: Robert Crowdson who arrived in Virginia in 1699.

Contemporary Notables of the name Crewdson (post 1700)


  • Gregory Crewdson (b. 1962), American photographer
  • John M Crewdson, recipient of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting

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