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In the annals of Scottish history, few names go farther back than Crighton, whose ancestors go back to the people of the Boernician tribe. The first family to use the name Crighton lived near a border. This surname came from the Gaelic word crioch and the Old English word tune, which mean border and farm or settlement, respectively. Thus, the surname indicates that the original bearer lived near a border. The name may also have derived from a place name, such as Crichton, near Edinburgh, or the territories of Kreiton in Lothian.

Crighton Early Origins



The surname Crighton was first found in Midlothian, 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.

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Crighton Spelling Variations


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Crighton Spelling Variations



Over the years, Crighton has been written It appears under these variations because medieval scribes spelled names according to sound rather than by any over-arching set of rules. Crichton, Creighton, Creaton, Craighton, Creton, Creeton, Crichten, Crighton, Chreichton, Creichtone, Creychton, Creychtoun and many more.

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Crighton Early History


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Crighton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crighton research. Another 243 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1128, 1296, 1450, 1585, 1543, 1612, 1593, 1672, 1598, 1691, 1560, 1582, 1902, 1797 and are included under the topic Early Crighton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Crighton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Crighton Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Lord Crichton, Viscount Frendraught; William Crichton, 1st Lord Crichton of Sanquhar (died 1450s) ; Robert Crichton (died 1585), Catholic cleric, nephew of George Crichton, (d. 1543), Bishop of Dunkeld; and Robert Crichton, 6th Lord Sanquhar (died 1612); Robert Creighton or Crichton (1593-1672), a...

Another 88 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Crighton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Crighton In Ireland


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Crighton In Ireland



Some of the Crighton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



When these Boernician-Scottish settlers arrived in North America they brought little with them and often had restart their lives from scratch. Through time, much of their heritage was lost, and it is only this century through Clan societies and highland games that many have recovered their national heritage. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Crighton family to immigrate North America:

Crighton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Ann Crighton settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1774
  • Ann Crighton, aged 28, landed in Philadelphia Pennsylvania in 1774-1775

Crighton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • David Crighton, aged 40, arrived in New York in 1812
  • James Crighton, aged 35, arrived in New York in 1812
  • James, Crighton Jr., aged 28, landed in New York in 1812
  • A. Agnes Crighton settled in New York state with two children in 1822
  • A Crighton, aged 32, landed in New York, NY in 1822
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Crighton Historic Events


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Crighton Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. James Crighton, British Boy 1st Class, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    2. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    3. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    8. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    11. ...

    The Crighton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Crighton 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 7 May 2016 at 15:40.

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