name Crewes comes from when the family resided as dwellers at a cattle-pen or cattle-fold.
Early Origins of the Crewes family
The surname Crewes was first found in Cheshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Crewes family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crewes 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 Crewes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Crewes Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Crewes has been recorded under many different variations, including Crewe, Crew, Croux, Crewes, Creuse and others.
Early Notables of the Crewes 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... Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Crewes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Crewes family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Crewes Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Thomas R. Crewes, aged 19, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Samuel Boddington" CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SAMUEL BODDINGTON 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849SamuelBoddington.htm
The Crewes 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.