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Critchley is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from a family once having lived as dwellers at the crosslea. The surname Critchley originally derived from the Old English word cruche which meant cross or crucifix.

Critchley Early Origins



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

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Critchley Spelling Variations


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Critchley Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Critchley has been recorded under many different variations, including Critchley, Critchlie, Critchlow, Crichley, Crichlie, Crichly, Critchly, Crichlow, Crichelow, Cricheley, Crichelie, Crichely, Cretchley, Cretchlie, Cretchleigh, Critchleigh, Crichleigh, Cretchlow, Critchloe and many more.

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Critchley Early History


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Critchley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Critchley research. Another 318 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1200, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Critchley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Critchley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Critchley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Critchley 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Critchley or a variant listed above:

Critchley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael Critchley, aged 37, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Moses Critchley, aged 1, landed in New York in 1864
  • Samuel Critchley, aged 2, arrived in New York in 1864
  • William Critchley, aged 35, landed in New York in 1864
  • Alice Critchley, aged 35, arrived in New York in 1864
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Critchley Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Critchley settled in Greenspond, Newfoundland in 1841 [1]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

Critchley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Critchley, English convict from Berkshire, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 29, 1828, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1828
  • John Critchley, aged 49, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Marshall Bennett,"
  • James Critchley, aged 23, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Marshall Bennett,"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Critchley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Critchley (post 1700)



  • Morris Arthur "Morrie" Critchley (1850-1910), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played in 1882
  • Neil Critchley (b. 1978), English footballer
  • Edward "Ted" Critchley (1903-1996), English footballer who played from 1922 to 1935
  • Alexander Critchley (1893-1974), British Conservative politician, Member of Parliament for Liverpool Edge Hill (1935-1945)
  • Jason Critchley (b. 1970), Welsh professional rugby league and rugby union footballer
  • John Owen "Jack" Critchley (1892-1964), Australian politician, Senator for South Australia (1947-1959)
  • Brigadier-General Alfred Cecil Critchley CMG, CBE, DSO (1890-1963), Canadian born, British entrepreneur and politician, Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) from 1934 to 1935
  • Laura Critchley (b. 1984), British singer-songwriter
  • Sir Julian Michael Gordon Critchley (1930-2000), British Conservative Party politician, son of MacDonald Critchley
  • MacDonald Critchley (1900-1997), British neurologist, former president of The World Federation of Neurology, and the author of over 200 published articles on neurology
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Critchley Historic Events


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Critchley Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. David Critchley, English 1st Class Cabin Bed Steward from Bootle, Lancashire, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1828

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. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. 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.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  10. 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.
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The Critchley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Critchley 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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