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Where did the English Crider family come from? What is the English Crider family crest and coat of arms? When did the Crider family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Crider family history?

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.


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.

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.


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


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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 emigrated 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 emigrated to the United States, in 1919


  • Curtis Crider (b. 1930), American pioneer in NASCAR's early years
  • Jerry Stephen Crider (1941-2008), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Michèle Crider, American lirico spinto operatic soprano
  • 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


  • 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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The Crider Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Crider 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.

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