Crickmore History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Crickmore is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Crickmore family once 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.

Early Origins of the Crickmore family

The surname Crickmore 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.

Early History of the Crickmore family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crickmore research. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) covering the year 1789 is included under the topic Early Crickmore History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Crickmore Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Crickmore family name include Criche, Crich, Crick, Critch, Creyke, Creik, Criek and many more.

Early Notables of the Crickmore family (pre 1700)

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United States Crickmore migration to the United States +

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Crickmore surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Crickmore Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Francis Crickmore, who landed in America in 1764 [1]

Australia Crickmore migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Crickmore Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Sarah Crickmore, aged 31, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "David McIvor"
  • Sarah Jane Crickmore, aged 1, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "David McIvor"

Contemporary Notables of the name Crickmore (post 1700) +

  • Charles Alfred "Charlie" Crickmore (b. 1942), English former professional association footballer


  1. ^ 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)


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