The many generations and branches of the Crioure family can all place the origins of their surname with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name reveals that 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 Crioure 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.
Early Origins of the Crioure family
The surname Crioure was first found in Worcestershire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Crioure family
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Crioure Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Crioure were recorded, including Cryer, Cryour, Crier, Criur, Crieur, Crioure and others.
Early Notables of the Crioure family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Crioure family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Crioure family emigrate to North America: William Cryer who arrived in Maryland in 1722 and Jane Cryer in America in 1755.