The name Criur comes from one of the family having worked as a town crier, or for an officer of a court who made public announcements. These offices were important in the Middle Ages, since the majority of the population were illiterate; thus information could only be spread among the common people through verbal means. The surname Criur is derived from the Old English word criere,
which in turn came from the Old French word criere,
which was the nominative case of the word crieur,
which means crier.
Early Origins of the Criur family
The surname Criur was first found in Worcestershire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Criur family
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Criur 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 Criur have been found, including: Cryer, Cryour, Crier, Criur, Crieur, Crioure and others.
Early Notables of the Criur family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Criur family to the New World and Oceana
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. Among the first immigrants of the name Criur, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : William Cryer who arrived in Maryland in 1722 and Jane Cryer in America in 1755.