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The first people to use the name Crookston were Vikings who settled in ancient Scotland in the medieval period. Crookston 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."

Crookston Early Origins



The surname Crookston 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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Crookston Spelling Variations


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Crookston Spelling Variations



Translation and spelling were non-standardized practices in the Middle Ages, so scribes had only their ears to rely on. This was a practice of extremely limited efficiency, and spelling variations in names, even within a single document, were the result. Over the years, Crookston has appeared Crook, Crooke, Crooks, Cruik, Cruiks, Crok, Cruke, Crukes, Cruikes and many more.

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Crookston Early History


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Crookston Early History



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

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Crookston Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Crookston Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Crookston In Ireland


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Crookston In Ireland



Some of the Crookston 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



The fertile east coast of what would become US and Canada was soon dotted with the farms of Scottish settlers. Some of them remained faithful to the crown and called themselves United Empire Loyalists, while others had the chance to pay back their old oppressors in the American War of Independence. That brave spirit lives on today in the highland games that dot North America in the summer. Passenger and immigration lists indicate that members of the Crookston family came to North America quite early:

Crookston Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Law Crookston, who landed in Iowa in 1855

Crookston Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • David Doig Crookston, aged 24, who arrived in America from London, England, in 1907
  • Ellen Margaret Crookston, aged 45, who arrived in America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1907
  • George Brown Crookston, aged 56, who arrived in America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1907
  • Leanie R. Crookston, aged 26, who arrived in America from London, England, in 1907
  • James Crookston, aged 45, who arrived in America from Prestwick, Scotland, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    9. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    10. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    11. ...

    The Crookston Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Crookston 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.

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