Anglo-Saxon name Croe come from its first bearer, who was a person who bore some fancied resemblance to a crow. This may have been based on appearance, but nicknames often described more intangible strong traits or features of animals. In the Middle Ages, anthropomorphic ideas were common; people attributed human qualities and form to animals, based on the creature's habits. The surname Croe is derived from the Old English word crowe, which in turn came from the Old English words crawe or crawa, which mean crow.
Early Origins of the Croe family
Norfolk and Suffolk in eastern England where they held a family seat from very ancient times before 1100 A.D.
Early History of the Croe family
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Croe Spelling Variations
hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Croe has been spelled many different ways, including Crow, Crowe and others.
Early Notables of the Croe family (pre 1700)
Baronet, (c. 1611-1683) was an...
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Migration of the Croe family to Ireland
Some of the Croe family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Croe family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Croes to arrive in North America:
Croe Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Croe Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
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