Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Critchfield is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived 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.
Early Origins of the Critchfield family
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.
Early History of the Critchfield family
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Critchfield Spelling Variations
hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Critchfield has been spelled many different ways, including Criche, Crich, Crick, Critch, Creyke, Creik, Criek and many more.
Early Notables of the Critchfield family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Critchfield family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Critchfields to arrive in North America:
Critchfield Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Critchfield Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Critchfield (post 1700)
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