Early Origins of the Cronkite family
The surname Cronkite was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in North Holland, a province of the Netherlands
. The principal cities are Amsterdam, Haarlem and Hilversum. It was the seat of the old Counts of Holland. Seat of one of the oldest families is Brederode Castle near Haarlem. There are many old and quaint towns in the province. including Medemblik, Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Edam, and Monnikendam. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family. The Krangheit family were notable merchants who traded with the East and West India Companies. The family later branched to the Province of Utrecht.
Early History of the Cronkite family
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Cronkite Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Krangheid, Krankeide, Krankeit, Krankel, Kranke, Cronkite, Crankite, Crankhite, Cronkhite and many more.
Early Notables of the Cronkite family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cronkite family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William H. and Samuel D. Cronkhite, who were both recorded in the 1861 Census of Hallowell Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada, and Clara L. Cronkrite, who came to Vermont between the years 1852-1934..
Contemporary Notables of the name Cronkite (post 1700)
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