Croitch History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Croitch surname in England is said to descend from Nicholas Le Blount, who was outlawed and exiled after having worked to try and restore Richard II (reign 1377-1399) to the throne. It is said that he returned to England, with his name changed to Croke.
Early Origins of the Croitch family
The surname Croitch was first found in Shropshire. Robert Croc was a retainer of Walter, the first High Steward of Scotland, and probably accompanied his lord north from Shropshire. Robert held lands in Renfrewshire and Ayrshire during the late 12th century.
Sir Thomas Crok was the last of the direct Scottish line which failed in the 13th century. The people of Norman heritage bearing this surname have a long and interesting recorded history in which we find them in Scotland, Ireland and England. "In the reign of Charles I., the treaty for the surrender of Oxford to the parliamentarians, was negotiated here, in the mansion-house of the family of Croke." 
Early History of the Croitch family
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Croitch Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Croke, Crough, Croak, Croc, Crok, Croake and others.
Early Notables of the Croitch family (pre 1700)
Notable among the family at this time was Richard Croke or Crocus (c.1489-1558), English classical scholar, tutor and agent of Henry VIII; Sir George Croke of Studley, eminent Judge under Charles I (reign 1625-1649); Sir John Croke (1553-1620), Speaker of the English House of Commons; Sir Henry Croke (1588-1660), an English landowner, office holder and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1614 and 1629; Sir Robert Croke (c.1609-1680), an English lawyer and politician who sat...
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Migration of the Croitch family to Ireland
Some of the Croitch family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Croitch family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Adam Croke who arrived in Philadelphia in 1870; Thomas and William Croake arrived in Philadelphia in 1860.
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- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.