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The history of the Critch family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living in the parish of Crick, in the diocese of Peterborough. This place-name is derived from the Old English word creke, which means a creek.

Critch Early Origins



The surname Critch was first found in Yorkshire 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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Critch Spelling Variations


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Critch 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 Critch include Criche, Crich, Crick, Critch, Creyke, Creik, Criek and many more.

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Critch Early History


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Critch Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Critch research. Another 316 words (23 lines of text) covering the year 1789 is included under the topic Early Critch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Critch Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Critch Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Critch Notables 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



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 Critch or a variant listed above:

Critch Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Critch, aged 27, arrived in Virginia in 1635

Critch Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Annie Critch, aged 18, originally from St. Johns, arrived in New York in 1905 aboard the ship "Rosalind" from St. John's, Newfoundland [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFHS-R5Q : 6 December 2014), Annie Critch, 15 Dec 1905; citing departure port St. John's, Newfoundland, arrival port New York, ship name Rosalind, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Alice Critch, aged 25, arrived in New York in 1906 aboard the ship "Rosalind" from St. John's, Newfoundland [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFZP-NTT : 6 December 2014), Alice Critch, 28 Jun 1906; citing departure port St. John's, Newfoundland, arrival port New York, ship name Rosalind, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Mathilda Critch, aged 14, originally from Gaskier, arrived in New York in 1910 aboard the ship "Rosalind" from St. John's, Newfoundland [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJX8-CPF : 6 December 2014), Mathilda Critch, 11 Feb 1910; citing departure port St. John's, Newfoundland, arrival port New York, ship name Rosalind, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Patrick Critch, aged 24, originally from St. Johns, Newfoundland, arrived in New York in 1912 aboard the ship "Florizel" from St. John's, Newfoundland [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJP1-KZ4 : 6 December 2014), Patrick Critch, 01 May 1912; citing departure port St. John's, Newfoundland, arrival port New York, ship name Florizel, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Jessie Critch, aged 23, originally from St. Johns, Newfoundland, arrived in New York, New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Rosalind" from St. John's, Newfoundland via Halifax [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6VB-KPY : 6 December 2014), Jessie Critch, 28 Nov 1921; citing departure port St. John's, Newfoundland via Halifax, arrival port New York, New York, ship name Rosalind, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Critch Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Nathaniel Critch, who was listed in Bay de Verde, Newfoundland in 1794 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Critch Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Hanaugh Critch, of Harbour Grace Parish, Newfoundland listed in 1818 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • William Critch, Newfoundland fisherman listed at Hants Harbour c. 1821 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • William Critch, Newfoundland planter at Brigus in 1826 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • James Critch, Newfoundland planter at Deer Harbour in 1842 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

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Contemporary Notables of the name Critch (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Critch (post 1700)



  • Michael "Mike" Critch (1922-2015), Newfoundland newsman and reporter, nicknamed "Mr. Crime," said to be able to get any Newfoundland police officer on the phone at any time
  • Glen Critch, Canadian former professional WHA ice hockey player from Newfoundland
  • Mark Critch, Canadian comedian from St. John's, Newfoundland, best known for his work on This Hour Has 22 Minutes

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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFHS-R5Q : 6 December 2014), Annie Critch, 15 Dec 1905; citing departure port St. John's, Newfoundland, arrival port New York, ship name Rosalind, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFZP-NTT : 6 December 2014), Alice Critch, 28 Jun 1906; citing departure port St. John's, Newfoundland, arrival port New York, ship name Rosalind, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJX8-CPF : 6 December 2014), Mathilda Critch, 11 Feb 1910; citing departure port St. John's, Newfoundland, arrival port New York, ship name Rosalind, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJP1-KZ4 : 6 December 2014), Patrick Critch, 01 May 1912; citing departure port St. John's, Newfoundland, arrival port New York, ship name Florizel, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6VB-KPY : 6 December 2014), Jessie Critch, 28 Nov 1921; citing departure port St. John's, Newfoundland via Halifax, arrival port New York, New York, ship name Rosalind, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. 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.
  3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  4. 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).
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. 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.
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The Critch Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Critch 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.

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