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Critchell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Critchell is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family lived as dwellers at the crosslea. The surname Critchell originally derived from the Old English word cruche which meant cross or crucifix.

Early Origins of the Critchell family


The surname Critchell was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very early times.

Early History of the Critchell family


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Critchell 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 Critchell were recorded, including Critchley, Critchlie, Critchlow, Crichley, Crichlie, Crichly, Critchly, Crichlow, Crichelow, Cricheley, Crichelie, Crichely, Cretchley, Cretchlie, Cretchleigh, Critchleigh, Crichleigh, Cretchlow, Critchloe and many more.

Early Notables of the Critchell family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Critchell 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 Critchell family emigrate to North America:

Critchell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Critchell, who landed in Maryland in 1665 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Critchell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Critchell, who arrived in New York in 1846 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Critchell Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • R M Critchell, who landed in America, in 1903
  • Robert S. Critchell, aged 62, who emigrated to America, in 1906
  • John P. Critchell, aged 39, who emigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • Walter Critchell, aged 39, who landed in America, in 1912
  • Jennie Critchell, aged 27, who settled in America, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Critchell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Critchell, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840

Contemporary Notables of the name Critchell (post 1700)


  • Kyle Adrian Ross Critchell (b. 1987), English footballer

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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