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A Viking family in ancient Scotland was the first to use the name Crooke. It was a name for a crooked person. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character. This nickname was originally derived from the Old Norman word crok which meant "hook" or "something crooked."

Crooke Early Origins



The surname Crooke was first found in Lancashire (located in northwest England and dates back to 1180), where they held a family seat from early times, before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Crooke Spelling Variations


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Crooke Spelling Variations



Medieval scribes most often spelled names by the way they sounded. spelling variations, are thus, very common in records dating from that time. Over the years, Crooke has been spelled Crook, Crooke, Crooks, Cruik, Cruiks, Crok, Cruke, Crukes, Cruikes and many more.

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Crooke Early History


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Crooke Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crooke research. Another 275 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1674 and 1641 are included under the topic Early Crooke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Crooke Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Crooke Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Crooke Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Crooke In Ireland


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Crooke In Ireland



Some of the Crooke family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 109 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



The Scottish settlers spread out along the fertile land of the east coast of what would become the United States and Canada. They and many of their children went on to play important roles in the forging of the great nations of the United States and Canada. That heritage has been recovered by many in this century through Clan societies and other Scottish historical organizations. Archival documents indicate that members of the Crooke family relocated to North American shores quite early:

Crooke Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Crooke who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • William Crooke, who landed in Virginia in 1636
  • William Crooke, who arrived in Virginia in 1649
  • Alice Crooke, who arrived in Virginia in 1649
  • Rich Crooke, who landed in Virginia in 1663
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Crooke Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Crooke, who arrived in Virginia in 1703
  • Eliza Crooke, who landed in Virginia in 1719
  • Robert Crooke, who arrived in Florida in 1765
  • John Pogson Crooke, who landed in Leeward Islands in 1769

Crooke Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Crooke arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Orleana" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ORLEANA 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Orleana.htm

Crooke Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • J O Crooke (Cook) landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1841

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Contemporary Notables of the name Crooke (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Crooke (post 1700)



  • Ray Austin Crooke AM (1922-2015), Australian artist who won the Archibald Prize in 1969 for his portrait of George Johnston

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Citations


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  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ORLEANA 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Orleana.htm

Other References

  1. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  4. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  5. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  7. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  9. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  11. ...

The Crooke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Crooke 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 9 December 2015 at 11:43.

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