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Crichton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The ancestors of the first family to use the name Crichton were thought to have lived among the Boernician tribe of ancient Scotland. They lived near a border. This surname came from the Gaelic word crioch and the Old English word tune, which mean border and farm or settlement, respectively. Thus, the surname indicates that the original bearer lived near a border. The name may also have derived from a place name, such as Crichton, near Edinburgh, or the territories of Kreiton in Lothian.

Early Origins of the Crichton family


The surname Crichton was first found in Midlothian, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D. The first on record was Turstan Crectune, who was granted lands by King David of Scotland in 1128. Alexander and Thomas Creighton both having territories in Berwickshire rendered homage to King Edward I of England on his brief conquest of Scotland, in 1296. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

Early History of the Crichton family


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Another 244 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1514, 1450, 1585, 1543, 1612, 1593, 1672, 1598, 1691, 1560, 1582, 1902, 1797 and are included under the topic Early Crichton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Crichton Spelling Variations


Before the printing press and the first dictionaries appeared, names and other words were often spelled differently every time they were written. Crichton has appeared under the variations Crichton, Creighton, Creaton, Craighton, Creton, Creeton, Crichten, Crighton, Chreichton, Creichtone, Creychton, Creychtoun and many more.

Early Notables of the Crichton family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family at this time was Lord Crichton, Viscount Frendraught; William Crichton, 1st Lord Crichton of Sanquhar (died 1450s) ; Robert Crichton (died 1585), Catholic cleric, nephew of George Crichton, (d. 1543), Bishop of Dunkeld; and Robert Crichton, 6th Lord Sanquhar (died 1612); Robert Creighton or Crichton (1593-1672), a...
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Migration of the Crichton family to Ireland


Some of the Crichton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Crichton family to the New World and Oceana


The Scots who crossed the Atlantic were often on the run from poverty as well as persecution. They brought little with them, and often had nothing of their home country to hand down to their children. In the 20th century, Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations have helped the ancestors of Boernician Scots to recover their lost national legacy. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Crichton were among those contributors:

Crichton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Crichton, who arrived in New Jersey in 1685 [2]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 Crichton who settled in New Jersey in 1686

Crichton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Ann Crichton, aged 28, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1774 [2]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)

Crichton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Crichton, who landed in New York in 1810 [2]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)
  • James Crichton, who settled in New York in 1820
  • Robert Crichton, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1850 [2]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)
  • Alexander William Crichton, who landed in Florida in 1854 [2]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)

Crichton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Robert Crichton, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mermaid" in 1859
  • John Crichton, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mermaid" in 1859
  • Alexander Crichton, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1860

Contemporary Notables of the name Crichton (post 1700)


  • John Michael Crichton (1942-2008), American best-selling author, physician, producer, director and screenwriter
  • Judy Crichton (1929-2007), born Judith Feiner, an American Primetime Emmy Award winning television news and executive producer of the PBS series "American Experience" from 1988 to 1996
  • John Alston "Jack" Crichton (1916-2007), American oil and natural gas industrialist
  • John Michael Crichton (1942-2008), American author, film producer, film director, and television producer
  • Andrew Crichton (1790-1855), Scottish biographer and historian
  • Jesse Crichton (b. 1991), Australian rules footballer who played for the Fremantle Football Club (2010-2013)
  • Charles William Harry Crichton (1872-1958), British gold medalist sailor at the 1908 Summer Olympics
  • John Henry George Crichton (1907-1940), 5th Earl Erne, Irish peer, soldier and politician
  • John Henry Crichton KP, PC (1839-1914), 4th Earl Erne, Irish peer and Conservative politician, High Sheriff of Donegal for 1867
  • John Crichton KP (1802-1885), 3rd Earl Erne, Irish peer and politician
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Crichton family



HMS Royal Oak

  • Crichton, British Seaman with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he survived the sinking [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html

RMS Lusitania

  • Mrs. Mabel Crichton, American 1st Class Passenger residing in London, England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

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Citations


  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html
  4. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

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