Croply History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Croply family

The surname Croply 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.

Important Dates for the Croply family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Croply research. Another 68 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1661, 1676, 1663, 1713, 1701 and 1710 are included under the topic Early Croply History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Croply Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Croply are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Croply include: Cropley, Croply and others.

Early Notables of the Croply family (pre 1700)

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

Croply migration to the United States

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Croply or a variant listed above:

Croply Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Croply, who landed in Virginia in 1652 [1]
  • John Croply, who landed in Virginia in 1652 [1]
  • Xtopr Croply, who arrived in Virginia in 1664 [1]

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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