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The name Crofut is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Crofut was a name used for a person with abnormally shaped feet, or a gait resembling that of a crow. Although the Anglo-Saxon surname Crofut may sound like a Native American name, it is derived from the Old English words crawe or crawa, which mean crow, and fot, which means foot. However, the Old English phrase crou-fot was also a name for the buttercup. Moreover, the surname Crofut may in some cases be derived from the name of the settlement of Crawford, which was in the Scottish county of Lanark.

Crofut Early Origins



The surname Crofut was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat. From their early beginnings, for the next few centuries, the family name also acquired other estates or manors as branches established themselves throughout England. The major conflicts of the eras, such as the War of the Roses, the English Reformation, and the English Civil War sometimes found them to be in opposing camps, with conflicting interests. Although this name may sound like an Indian name to North Americans it has its roots in Suffolk.

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Crofut Spelling Variations


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Crofut Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Crofut include Crowfoot, Crowfote, Crowfoote, Crowefoot, Crofford, Croford, Croffet, Crofut, Croffut, Crofoot, Croffit, Croffitt and many more.

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Crofut Early History


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Crofut Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crofut research. Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1524 and 1736 are included under the topic Early Crofut History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Crofut Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Crofut Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Crofut Notables 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



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Crofut were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Crofut Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Williard Crofut, aged 17, who settled in Ft. Monroe, Virginia, in 1918
  • Mabel Loraine Crofut, aged 29, who settled in New York City, in 1920
  • Charlotte P. Crofut, aged 60, who arrived in Sunsbury, Connecticut, in 1921
  • James K. Crofut, aged 61, who arrived in Sunsbury, Connecticut, in 1921
  • LoRaine Crofut, aged 32, who arrived in New York, in 1924

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Contemporary Notables of the name Crofut (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Crofut (post 1700)



  • Bob Crofut, American landscape artist
  • Bill Crofut, American folk singer
  • Don Crofut, American founder of the Crofut Family Winery, Minnesota

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. 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. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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    The Crofut Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Crofut 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 20 March 2014 at 14:15.

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