Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived as dwellers by a croft or small farm or enclosure. The surname Croftone originally derived from croeft, an Old English word for a small farm.
Early Origins of the Croftone family
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 Croftone family
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Croftone Spelling Variations
spelling variations, including Crofton, Croftone, Crofden, Croften and others.
Early Notables of the Croftone family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Croftone family to Ireland
Some of the Croftone family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Croftone family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Croftone were among those contributors: Phillip Crofton who settled in Philadelphia in 1869; Thomas Crofton settled in Philadelphia in 1850.
The Croftone 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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