Crewicke History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Crewicke is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived beside a cress or marsh. The surname Crewicke originally derived from the Old English words cresse and wic which means marsh.

Early Origins of the Crewicke family

The surname Crewicke was first found in Yorkshire, at Creswick, a hamlet in the parish of Ecclesfield, near Sheffield. [1] While there is no doubt of the Anglo-Saxon heritage on the name, one must consider that the name could also have been Norman in origin as "William de Cresek was mentioned in Normandy c. 1200, where estates were granted to him by Henry de Bailliolet. " [2] The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list Johannes de Cressewik and Johannes de Croswick. However, these may be the same person as one appears on page 40 while the other on page 41. [1]

Important Dates for the Crewicke family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crewicke research. Another 27 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1679 and 1800 are included under the topic Early Crewicke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Crewicke Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Crewicke are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Crewicke include: Creswick, Cressewik, Creswicke, Cressick and many more.

Early Notables of the Crewicke family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Crewicke family

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Crewicke or a variant listed above: Francis Creswick who sailed to Nevis in 1663. Henry Creswick of Hawthorne House, Melbourne, Australia.

Citations

  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
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