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Early Origins of the Criddle family

The surname Criddle was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1327 when Richard Cridde held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Criddle family

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Criddle Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Cridland, Cridde, Criddle, Criddlend, Criddell and many more.

Early Notables of the Criddle family (pre 1700)

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Criddle Ranking

In the United States, the name Criddle is the 15,879th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Criddle migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Criddle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Criddle, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1877 [2]

Australia Criddle migration to Australia +

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

Criddle Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Samuel Criddle, aged 35, a carpenter, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Blundell"
  • Francis Samuel Criddle, aged 14, a carpenter, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Blundell"

Contemporary Notables of the name Criddle (post 1700) +

  • Roger Criddle (b. 1962), American professional baseball player
  • Mary Anne Criddle (1805-1880), née Alabaster, an English painter
  • Robert Criddle (b. 1952), English professional footballer
  • Mr. Mark John Criddle O.B.E., British Volunteer for Torbay Lifeboat Station, was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire on 8th June 2018, for services to Maritime Safety [3]
  • Deborah Criddle MBE (b. 1966), British four-time gold and two-time silver medalist para-equestrian
  • Norman Criddle (1875-1933), English-born, Canadian entomologist, active in the early development of control strategies for agriculturally important grasshoppers in the Canadian prairies
  • Murray John Criddle (b. 1943), Australian politician, a Nationals member of the Western Australian Legislative Council from 1993 to 2008

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  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. "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, on Facebook