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The Crier family name dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. The name comes from when an early member worked as a town crier, or for an officer of a court who made public announcements. These offices were important in the Middle Ages, since the majority of the population were illiterate; thus information could only be spread among the common people through verbal means. The surname Crier is derived from the Old English word criere, which in turn came from the Old French word criere, which was the nominative case of the word crieur, which means crier.

Crier Early Origins



The surname Crier was first found in Worcestershire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Crier Spelling Variations


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Crier Spelling Variations



Crier has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Cryer, Cryour, Crier, Criur, Crieur, Crioure and others.

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Crier Early History


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Crier Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crier research. Another 123 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1221, 1269, 1379, 1590 and 1788 are included under the topic Early Crier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Crier Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Crier Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Criers to arrive on North American shores:

Crier Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Crier, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1826

Crier Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Crier, aged 24, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "British Empire"
  • Jane Crier, aged 25, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "British Empire" in 1850
  • Charles Crier, aged 1, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "British Empire" in 1850
  • Reuben Crier arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "British Empire" in 1850

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    4. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
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    The Crier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Crier 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.

    This page was last modified on 4 December 2014 at 14:23.

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