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The Norman Conquest of England in 1066 added many new elements to an already vibrant culture. Among these were thousands of new names. The Crickett family lived in Oxfordshire. The family originally lived in Criquetot-Sur-Longueville, Normandy, and it is from this location that their name derives

Crickett Early Origins



The surname Crickett was first found in Oxfordshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Crickett Early History


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Crickett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crickett research. Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the year 1176 is included under the topic Early Crickett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Crickett Spelling Variations


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Crickett Spelling Variations



Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Cricket, Crickett, Critchett, Critchet, Cricketot and others.

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Crickett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Crickett Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Crickett Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Crickett, aged 44, a plumber, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Helenslee" in 1864
  • Mary Crickett, aged 43, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Helenslee" in 1864
  • Mary Crickett, aged 18, a domestic servant, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Helenslee" in 1864
  • Margaret Crickett, aged 15, a domestic servant, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Helenslee" in 1864
  • Robert Crickett, aged 13, a plumber, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Helenslee" in 1864
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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