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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. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    6. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    7. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    8. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    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.

    This page was last modified on 21 August 2014 at 07:51.

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