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Cribbs is a name that was brought to England by the ancestors of the Cribbs family when they emigrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Cribbs comes from the Old English given name Crispin, which derives from a Latin nickname which means curly-haired. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Much of the popularity of the name in the early Middle Ages is a result of the popularity of St. Crispin, who was martyred at Soissons in 285 AD.

Cribbs Early Origins



The surname Cribbs was first found in Oxfordshire where they had been granted the lands of Cowley by William the Conqueror for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The source Old English Bynames lists the name in the Latin form: Benedictus Crispus c.1030 as the first record of the family. Almost two hundred years later, Walter Crips was listed in the source Early London Personal Names as living there c. 1200. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Later the family became well established in Norfolk, where they are to this day well known.

In Norfolk, the family goes back at least as far as the 14th century. "In 1388, Richard Crispe was patron of the living of Cockthorp, to which he presented one of the family; another Richard Crispe was buried in Erenze church in 1517." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list the following: Robert le Crespe in Oxfordshire; Thomas le Crespe in Somerset; and Gilbert le Crispe in Oxfordshire. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)


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Cribbs Spelling Variations


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Cribbs Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Cribbs were recorded, including Crisp, Cripps, Crispin, Crispe, Crisppin, Crispp and many more.

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Cribbs Early History


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Cribbs Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cribbs research. Another 483 words (34 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1533, 1603, 1788, 1749, 1625, 1600, 1643, 1599, 1666 and 1630 are included under the topic Early Cribbs History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cribbs Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cribbs Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cribbs Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cribbs In Ireland


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Cribbs In Ireland



Some of the Cribbs family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 33 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Cribbs arrived in North America very early:

Cribbs Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Annie Cribbs, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Ireland, in 1892
  • Annie Cribbs, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1895

Cribbs Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Anna Cribbs, aged 40, who emigrated to America, in 1908
  • George Jenks Cribbs, who settled in America, in 1911
  • Mary Cribbs, aged 46, who emigrated to the United States from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1913
  • Emily Cribbs, aged 35, who landed in America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1913
  • James Cribbs, aged 55, who landed in America, in 1920

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cribbs (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cribbs (post 1700)



  • Claire Linton Cribbs (1912-1985), American two-time All-American basketball player and high school coach
  • Joe Stanier Cribbs (b. 1958), American retired NFL football running back
  • Joshua "Josh" Cribbs (b. 1983), American NFL football wide receiver

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Citations


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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. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.

Other References

  1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  3. 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.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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The Cribbs Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cribbs 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.

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