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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.

Crewe Early Origins



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

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Crewe Spelling Variations


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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.

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Crewe Early History


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Crewe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crewe 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 Crewe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Crewe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Crewe 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 Crewe 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



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
  • Roger Crewe, who landed in Virginia in 1638
  • 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, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "John Banks"

Crewe Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Crewe (post 1700)


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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

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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. 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.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    11. ...

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

    This page was last modified on 10 July 2015 at 02:41.

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