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The name Crittenden has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in the village of Crotynden. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the place name Cruttenden, which was in the county of Kent.

Crittenden Early Origins



The surname Crittenden was first found in Kent 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.

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Crittenden Spelling Variations


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Crittenden Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Crittenden have been found, including Crittenden, Cruttenden, Critenden, Crutenden and many more.

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Crittenden Early History


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Crittenden Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crittenden research. Another 304 words (22 lines of text) covering the year 1481 is included under the topic Early Crittenden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Crittenden Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Crittenden Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Crittenden 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Crittenden, or a variant listed above:

Crittenden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • R H Crittenden, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • George Crittenden who arrived in San Francisco in 1852 with his wife, six children, and two servants
  • C S Crittenden, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1860
  • Albert Crittenden, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1876

Crittenden Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Crittenden arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asia" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of South Australia. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) ASIA 1839 from London with Captain Benjamin Freeman and 245 passengers, arrived Port Adelaide on 16-07-1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Asia-list.htm
  • Jemima Crittenden arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asia" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of South Australia. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) ASIA 1839 from London with Captain Benjamin Freeman and 245 passengers, arrived Port Adelaide on 16-07-1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Asia-list.htm
  • Sarah Crittenden arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asia" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of South Australia. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) ASIA 1839 from London with Captain Benjamin Freeman and 245 passengers, arrived Port Adelaide on 16-07-1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Asia-list.htm
  • Ann Crittenden arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asia" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of South Australia. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) ASIA 1839 from London with Captain Benjamin Freeman and 245 passengers, arrived Port Adelaide on 16-07-1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Asia-list.htm
  • John Crittenden arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asia" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of South Australia. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) ASIA 1839 from London with Captain Benjamin Freeman and 245 passengers, arrived Port Adelaide on 16-07-1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Asia-list.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Crittenden (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Crittenden (post 1700)



  • Howard Royce "Howie" Crittenden (1933-2013), American college basketball player and coach
  • Thomas Turpin Crittenden (1825-1905), American Union general in the American Civil War
  • Thomas Theodore Crittenden Jr. (1863-1938), American politician, Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri from 1908 to 1909
  • Thomas Theodore Crittenden (1832-1909), United States colonel during the American Civil War, 24th Governor of Missouri from 1881 to 1885
  • Robert Crittenden (1797-1834), American attorney and politician, temporary Governor of Arkansas Territory, co-founder of the Rose Law Firm
  • John Jordan Crittenden III (1854-1876), American officer killed at the Battle of Little Big Horn with General Custer
  • John Crittenden (1754-1809), American Major in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War
  • Jennifer Crittenden (b. 1969), American five-time Primetime Emmy Award nominated screenwriter and producer, her works include Everybody Loves Raymond and Seinfeld
  • George Bibb Crittenden (1812-1880), American general in the Confederate States Army in the American Civil War
  • Thomas Leonidas Crittenden (1819-1893), American Union general during the American Civil War
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Crittenden Historic Events


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Crittenden Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Frederick Crittenden, British Chief Petty Officer, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of South Australia. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) ASIA 1839 from London with Captain Benjamin Freeman and 245 passengers, arrived Port Adelaide on 16-07-1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Asia-list.htm

Other References

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  2. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  4. 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.
  5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
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The Crittenden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Crittenden 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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