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Cripps is a name that came to England in the 11th century wave of migration that was set off by the Norman Conquest of 1066. Cripps comes from the Old English given name Crispin, which derives from a Latin nickname which means curly-haired. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Much of the popularity of the name in the early Middle Ages is a result of the popularity of St. Crispin, who was martyred at Soissons in 285 AD.

Cripps Early Origins



The surname Cripps was first found in Oxfordshire where they had been granted the lands of Cowley by William the Conqueror for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The source Old English Bynames lists the name in the Latin form: Benedictus Crispus c.1030 as the first record of the family. Almost two hundred years later, Walter Crips was listed in the source Early London Personal Names as living there c. 1200. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Later the family became well established in Norfolk, where they are to this day well known.

In Norfolk, the family goes back at least as far as the 14th century. "In 1388, Richard Crispe was patron of the living of Cockthorp, to which he presented one of the family; another Richard Crispe was buried in Erenze church in 1517." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list the following: Robert le Crespe in Oxfordshire; Thomas le Crespe in Somerset; and Gilbert le Crispe in Oxfordshire. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)


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Cripps Spelling Variations


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Cripps Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Cripps include Crisp, Cripps, Crispin, Crispe, Crisppin, Crispp and many more.

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Cripps Early History


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Cripps Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cripps research. Another 483 words (34 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1533, 1603, 1788, 1749, 1625, 1600, 1643, 1599, 1666 and 1630 are included under the topic Early Cripps History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cripps Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cripps Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cripps Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cripps In Ireland


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Cripps In Ireland



Some of the Cripps family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 33 words (2 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



In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Crippss to arrive on North American shores:

Cripps Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Zachary Cripps, who arrived in Virginia in 1621
  • Kath Cripps, who landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Marg Cripps, who landed in Virginia in 1650
  • Mary Cripps, who arrived in Virginia in 1650
  • Math Cripps, who landed in Virginia in 1651
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cripps Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Cripps, who arrived in Virginia in 1715
  • Nathaniel Cripps, who landed in America in 1765

Cripps Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Cripps, English convict from Sussex, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  • Charles Cripps arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "The Stebonheath" in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cripps (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cripps (post 1700)



  • Mick Cripps, American musician
  • David Cripps, English horn-player and conductor, former principal horn in the London Symphony Orchestra
  • Sir Cyril Humphrey Cripps (1915-2000), English businessman and a philanthropist
  • Arthur Shearly Cripps (1869-1952), English Anglican priest, short story writer, and poet
  • Annabelle Cripps (b. 1968), American-born, English two-time silver medalist competitive swimmer at the 1986 Edinburgh Games
  • Harry Cripps (1941-1995), English professional footballer who played from 1958 to 1976
  • Charles Alfred Cripps KCVO, PC, QC (1852-1941), English lawyer and statesman, 1st Baron Parmoor, Lord President of the Council in 1924
  • Sir Richard Stafford Cripps (1889-1952), English statesman who served as the Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1947 to 1950
  • Sarah Ann Cripps (1822-1892), New Zealand accommodation-house keeper, shopkeeper, postmistress and midwife
  • Jeff Cripps, Australian recording artist and music producer
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843

Other References

  1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

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