The present generation of the Croasdale family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in Crossdale, in the county of Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Croasdale family
The surname Croasdale was first found in Yorkshire
, where the earliest record of the name occurs was of Johannes de Crosdale in 1379 who was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax
Rolls in 1379. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Some of the family held estates at Waddington in the West Riding of Yorkshire
since early times. "This place afforded an asylum to the unfortunate monarch Henry VI., who, after the battle of Hexham, was entertained at Waddington Hall, the property of the Croasdale family, and protected by concealment from the pursuit of his enemies for nearly twelve months." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
There is no doubt that the name is from the Yorkshire/ Lancashire
borders but the local
seems to have been lost over the years.
Early History of the Croasdale family
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Croasdale Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Croasdale include Crossdale, Crosedill, Crosdale, Croasdale, Crossdell, Crosdell, Croasdell and many more.
Early Notables of the Croasdale family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Croasdale family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Croasdale were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Croasdale Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Thomas Croasdale, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1682 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 Croasdale (post 1700)
- Ryan Mark Croasdale (b. 1994), English football midfielder for Sheffield Wednesday
- Mark Croasdale (b. 1965), British fell running champion and competed in cross-country skiing at the 1992 Winter Olympics