HouseofNames.com

Continuing Research

Notables Added the last 12 months
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2016


The Crites surname has several possible origins. The "Kreitz" variation of this surname was inspired by the town of Kreitz, which lies near the city of Neuss in northwestern Germany. This type of surname generally arose when an individual moved from one settlement to another, and was then referred to by the name of his place of origin. "Kreitz" may also have been derived from the German word "kreuz," denoting a "cross." The first bearers of the surname might have worked a field or plot of land shaped like a cross, or lived near a prominent cross that served either as a religious symbol or as a boundary-marker (crosses were commonly used for this purpose in the medieval period). It is also thought that the surnames "Kreuz" and "Kreitz" may have come from a sobriquet referring to someone who had served under the banner of the Cross in a Crusade.

 More

The surname Crites was first found in the region of the North Rhine- Westphalia, where members of the Crites family were no doubt integral parts of the Feudal System that became the backbone of early European society.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Kreitz, Kreuz, Kruetz, Kreutzer and others.


 More

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crites research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1753 and 1812 are included under the topic Early Crites History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

 More

Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Crites Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

 More

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Crites Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • David Crites who is listed as going to North Carolina in 1753
  • David Crites, who arrived in North Carolina in 1753
  • Devault Crites, who arrived in North Carolina in 1753

Crites Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William F. Crites who went to Philadelphia in 1874
  • David B. Crites who went to Colorado in 1886
  • David B Crites, who landed in Colorado in 1886

Crites Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. George Crites U.E who settled in Canada c. 1783
  • Mr. George Crites U.E who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1783
 More

  • The Ancestors and Descendants of F. A. Marsh and Ivy Crites by William R. Marsh.
  • John and Elizabeth Crites, Pioneer Family of Wisconsin: Their Ancestors and Descendants, 1753-1977 by Dean G. Crites.
 More

Most Popular Family Crest Products
 
Crites Armorial History With Coat of ArmsCrites Armorial History With Coat of Arms
Crites Coat of Arms & Surname History PackageCrites Coat of Arms & Surname History Package
Crites Family Crest Image (jpg) Heritage SeriesCrites Family Crest Image (jpg) Heritage Series
Crites Coat of Arms/Family Crest Key-chainCrites Coat of Arms/Family Crest Key-chain
Crites Coat of Arms/Family Crest Coffee MugCrites Coat of Arms/Family Crest Coffee Mug
Crites Armorial History with FrameCrites Armorial History with Frame
Crites Framed Surname History and Coat of ArmsCrites Framed Surname History and Coat of Arms

 More

 More

Citations



    Other References

    1. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    4. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    5. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    10. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    11. ...

    The Crites Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Crites 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.

    This page was last modified on 26 February 2015 at 12:40.

    Sign Up

      

    FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more