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Cropley is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived at Cropredy in Oxford. The surname Cropley originally derived from the Old English word Croppripig which referred to someone who lived at a brook or stream.

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The surname Cropley was first found in Cambridgeshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Cropley family name include Cropley, Croply and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cropley research. Another 135 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1661, 1676, 1663, 1713, 1701 and 1710 are included under the topic Early Cropley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cropley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Cropley surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Cropley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John and William Cropley settled in Virginia in 1652
  • John Cropley, who landed in Maryland in 1665
  • Robert Cropley, who arrived in Virginia in 1695

Cropley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Cropley with his wife and son settled in Philadelphia in 1774

Cropley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Richard Cropley who settled in Philadelphia in 1819
  • George Cropley, aged 20, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1819
  • Richard Cropley, aged 45, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1819
  • Edward S Cropley, who landed in America in 1827

Cropley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Jeremiah Cropley arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bolivar" in 1850
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  • Charles Elmore Cropley (1894-1952), American Clerk of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1927 until his death in 1952
  • Jack Cropley (b. 1924), Scottish former professional footballer, father of Alex Cropley
  • Alex Cropley (b. 1951), Scottish retired footballer who won two caps for Scotland
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    Other References

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    10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
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