The roots of the Anglo-Saxon
name Critchlow come from when the family resided in or near some small settlement called either Critchlow or Chritchlow; experts theorize that thiswas probably near Chorley in the county of Lancashire
. The surname Critchlow belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Critchlow family
The surname Critchlow was first found in Gloucestershire
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 Critchlow family
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Critchlow 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. Critchlow has been recorded under many different variations, including Chritchlow, Chritchley, Critchley, Critchlow and others.
Early Notables of the Critchlow family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Critchlow family to the New World and Oceana
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 Critchlow or a variant listed above:
Critchlow Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- William Critchlow who settled in Barbados in 1680 with his wife, two children, and servants
- William Critchlow, who settled in Barbados in 1680, with his wife, two children, and servants
Critchlow Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- J Critchlow, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1855 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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Critchlow (post 1700)
- Donald T. Critchlow, American historian specializing in American political history
- William James Critchlow Jr. (1892-1968), American general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- Keith Barry Critchlow (b. 1933), English artist, lecturer, author, and professor of architecture
- Stephen Critchlow, British popular and versatile actor
- Roark Grant Critchlow (b. 1963), Canadian actor
- Carl Critchlow (b. 1963), British fantasy and science fiction comic illustrator