The name Cridge first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is derived from 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 Cridge family
The surname Cridge 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 Cridge family
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Cridge Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Cridge has appeared include Criche, Crich, Crick, Critch, Creyke, Creik, Criek and many more.
Early Notables of the Cridge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cridge family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Cridge arrived in North America very early:
Cridge Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Cridge, who arrived in New York in 1832 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)