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Crewe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The ancestors of the Crewe surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived as dwellers at a cattle-pen or cattle-fold.

Early Origins of the Crewe family


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

Early History of the Crewe family


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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 Crewe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Crewe Spelling Variations


Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Crewe include Crewe, Crew, Croux, Crewes, Creuse and others.

Early Notables of the Crewe family (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...
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Migration of the Crewe family to the New World and Oceana


A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Crewe Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Rebecca Crewe, who arrived in Virginia in 1634 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Roger Crewe, who landed in Virginia in 1638 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Crewe was farming in Virginia in 1642

Crewe Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • S Crewe, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907

Crewe Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Sarah Crewe, aged 19, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "John Banks" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Wednesday 30th May 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) John Banks 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/johnbanks1855.shtml

Crewe Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Robert Crewe, aged 17, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waipa" in 1876

Contemporary Notables of the name Crewe (post 1700)


  • Stanley Robert "Bob" Crewe (b. 1931), American songwriter, dancer, singer, manager, record producer and fine artist, best known for producing, and co-writing a string of Top 10 singles for The Four Seasons
  • Bertie Crewe (1860-1937), English theatre architect
  • Sir Ivor Martin Crewe (b. 1945), Master of University College, Oxford
  • Hungerford Crewe FSA, FRS (1812-1894), 3rd Baron Crewe, an English landowner and peer
  • John Crewe (1772-1835), 2nd Baron Crewe, an English soldier and peer
  • Sir George Crewe (1795-1844), 8th Baronet, an English Tory politician who represented the constituency of South Derbyshire
  • Henry Harpur Crewe (1828-1883), English clergyman and naturalist
  • Lady Frances Anne Crewe (1748-1818), née Greville, daughter of Fulke Greville, envoy extraordinary to the elector of Bavaria
  • John Crewe (1742-1829), 1st Baron Crewe of Crewe Hall in Cheshire, British politician

The Crewe 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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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ South Australian Register Wednesday 30th May 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) John Banks 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/johnbanks1855.shtml

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