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Crofdind History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The origins of the Crofdind name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Crofdind was originally derived from a family having lived as dwellers by a croft or small farm or enclosure. The surname Crofdind originally derived from croeft, an Old English word for a small farm.

Early Origins of the Crofdind family


The surname Crofdind was first found in Cumberland where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Crofdind family


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Crofdind Spelling Variations


Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Crofdind include Crofton, Croftone, Crofden, Croften and others.

Early Notables of the Crofdind family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Crofdind family to Ireland


Some of the Crofdind family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Crofdind family to the New World and Oceana


A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Phillip Crofton who settled in Philadelphia in 1869; Thomas Crofton settled in Philadelphia in 1850.

The Crofdind Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Dat deus incrementum
Motto Translation: God gives increase.


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