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The name Crochet is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived near a crossroads. During the Middle Ages, such intersections were important as market places and centers of trade. The surname Crochet is derived from the Old English word cruc, which means cross. The name belongs to the class of topographic surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of trees.

Crochet Early Origins



The surname Crochet was first found in Essex, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Crochet Spelling Variations


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Crochet Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Crochet are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Crochet include: Crotchman, Crouchman, Crucheman, Crocheman and many more.

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Crochet Early History


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Crochet Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crochet research. Another 219 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1255, 1260, 1273, and 1327 are included under the topic Early Crochet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Crochet Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Crochet Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Crochet Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Crochet or a variant listed above:

Crochet Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Nicolas Crochet, who settled in Louisiana in 1719
  • Nicolas Crochet, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719
  • Pelagic Benoit Crochet, aged 44, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1785
  • Yves Crochet, who settled in New Orleans in 1785
  • Pelagie Benoit Crochet, who arrived in New Orleans in 1785
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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.
    2. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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    The Crochet Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Crochet 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 5 September 2016 at 14:21.

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