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The name Crick has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in the parish of Crick, in the diocese of Peterborough. This place-name is derived from the Old English word creke, which means a creek.

Crick Early Origins



The surname Crick was first found in Yorkshire 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.

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Crick Spelling Variations


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Crick Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Crick have been found, including Criche, Crich, Crick, Critch, Creyke, Creik, Criek and many more.

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Crick Early History


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Crick Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crick research. Another 316 words (23 lines of text) covering the year 1789 is included under the topic Early Crick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Crick Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Crick Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Crick 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Crick, or a variant listed above:

Crick Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Crick who settled in Philadelphia in 1766

Crick Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Crick, aged 24, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Omega"
  • Charles Crick, aged 18, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sibella"
  • Thomas Crick, aged 20, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sibella"
  • William Crick, aged 18, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sibella"
  • John Crick, aged 32, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Anglia"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Crick (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Crick (post 1700)



  • Francis Harry Compton Crick (b. 1916), English molecular biologist
  • Michael Crick (b. 1958), British journalist and biographer
  • Francis Crick OM, FRS (1916-2004), British scientist and joint discoverer of the structure of DNA
  • Sir Bernard Rowland Crick (1929-2008), British political theorist and democratic socialist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    11. ...

    The Crick Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Crick 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 14 December 2016 at 08:49.

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