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The ancestors of the bearers of the Crisfield family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found at the cross-field.

Crisfield Early Origins



The surname Crisfield was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat at Poulton le Sands near Morecambe. They were also seated at Cartmel.

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Crisfield Spelling Variations


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Crisfield Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Crisfield include Crossfield, Crosfield, Crosfeild and others.

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Crisfield Early History


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Crisfield Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crisfield research. Another 223 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1597, 1618, 1635, 1655, and 1669 are included under the topic Early Crisfield History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Crisfield Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Crisfield Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Crisfield or a variant listed above: Ann Crosfield who sailed to America in 1702.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Crisfield (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Crisfield (post 1700)



  • John Woodland Crisfield (1806-1897), American politician, U.S. Congressman from Maryland (1847-1849), eponym of Crisfield, Maryland
  • Michael Anthony Crisfield (1942-2002), British mathematician and structural analyst

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    11. ...

    The Crisfield Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Crisfield 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 13 June 2016 at 08:52.

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