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Croes is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was a name given to 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 Croes is derived from the Old English word crowe, which in turn came from the Old English words crawe or crawa, which mean crow.

Croes Early Origins



The surname Croes was first found in Norfolk and Suffolk in eastern England where they held a family seat from very ancient times before 1100 A.D.

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Croes Spelling Variations


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Croes Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Croes were recorded, including Crow, Crowe and others.

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Croes Early History


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Croes Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Croes research. Another 121 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1781, 1616, 1675, 1611, 1683, 1627, 1630, 1641, 1646, 1669, 1719 and are included under the topic Early Croes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Croes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Croes Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include Sir John Crowe of Dromore; William Crowe (1616-1675) was an English clergyman and bibliographer from Suffolk; Sir Sackville Crowe, 1st Baronet, ( c. 1611-1683) was an...

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Croes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Croes In Ireland


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Croes In Ireland



Some of the Croes family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Croes family emigrate to North America:

Croes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Anna Theunis Croes, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1660
  • Michael Croes, who landed in America in 1660

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Contemporary Notables of the name Croes (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Croes (post 1700)



  • John Croes (1762-1832), American cleric, Bishop in the Episcopal Church
  • Hildward Croes (1962-2014), Aruban musician, composer, arranger and three-time Grammy Award nominee
  • Francisco Walfrido "Frido" Croes (b. 1957), Aruban politician, Minister Plenipotentiary of Aruba (2005-2009)
  • Gilberto François "Betico" Croes (1938-1986), Aruban political activist

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    11. ...

    The Croes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Croes 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 30 May 2016 at 08:19.

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