Crider History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Crider belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having 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 Crider family

The surname Crider 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 Crider family

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

Crider Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Crider include Criche, Crich, Crick, Critch, Creyke, Creik, Criek and many more.

Early Notables of the Crider family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Crider Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Crider migration to the United States +

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Crider were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Crider Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Aug. Crider, aged 17, who immigrated to the United States, in 1893
Crider Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • George A. Crider, aged 60, who landed in America, in 1905
  • James Crider, aged 42, who landed in America, in 1910
  • George Adam Crider, aged 66, who settled in America, in 1911
  • T. S. Crider, aged 40, who settled in America, in 1911
  • Russell A. Crider, aged 20, who immigrated to the United States, in 1919

Contemporary Notables of the name Crider (post 1700) +

  • Bill Crider (1941-2018), American crime fiction author, known fort his Sheriff Dan Rhodes series, Carl Burns series, Truman Smith series, Stanley Waters series and Sally Good series
  • Michael R. Crider, American author of the award winning parenting book, The Guy's Guide to Surviving Pregnancy, Childbirth and the First Year of Fatherhood
  • Michèle Crider, American lirico spinto operatic soprano
  • Jerry Stephen Crider (1941-2008), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Curtis Crider (b. 1930), American pioneer in NASCAR's early years


Suggested Readings for the name Crider +

  • 3204 "Crider from Pennsylvania into Pittsylvania County, Virginia, 1788, Kentucky and Tennessee, Early 1800s" by Ruth Crider-Drake, "History of the Kryder [also the Crider] Family: John Kryder (1736-1803)" by Edward Hemington Kryder.

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