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The surname is one of the names carried to England in the great wave of migration from Normandy following the Norman Conquest in 1066. It is based on the given name Crispin, which derives from a Latin nickname which means curly-haired. 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.

Crispin Early Origins



The surname Crispin 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.

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Crispin Spelling Variations


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Crispin Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Crispin have been found, including Crispin, Chrispin, Crippin, Cripin, Crippen, Crepin, Crespin and many more.

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Crispin Early History


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Crispin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crispin research. Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1107, 1066, 1149, 1055, 1117, 1273, 1627, 1681 and 1749 are included under the topic Early Crispin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Crispin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Crispin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Henry Crispe was a distinguished knight at the time of King Henry VIII; Captain William Cripsin (1627-1681), one of five British Commissioners appointed by William Penn for settling his...

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Crispin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Crispin In Ireland


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Crispin In Ireland



Some of the Crispin 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


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Crispin were among those contributors:

Crispin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Tho Crispin, aged 19, landed in Barbados in 1635
  • William Crispin, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682
  • Silas Crispin, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682

Crispin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Crispin arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Rajah"
  • John Crispin arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1849
  • Elizabeth Crispin arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajah" in 1849
  • Lucy Louisa Crispin, aged 19, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee"
  • John Crispin, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Lord Raglan"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Crispin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Crispin (post 1700)



  • Jonathan "Jon" Scott Crispin (b. 1981), American former college basketball player
  • Ann Carol Crispin (1950-2013), American science fiction writer
  • Joseph Steven "Joe" Crispin (b. 1979), American professional basketball player
  • Edmund Crispin (1921-1978), pseudonym of Robert Bruce Montgomery, English crime writer and composer
  • Cobi Crispin (b. 1988), Australian silver and bronze medalist wheelchair basketball player from Mackay, Queensland

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Crispin Historic Events


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Crispin Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. John Crispin, British Ordinary Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. William Crispin (d. 1912), aged 32, English Glory Hole Steward from Eastleigh, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Crispin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Crispin 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 12 June 2015 at 08:31.

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