Cropp History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Cropp family

The surname Cropp was first found in Hamburg, where the family gained a significant reputation for its contributions to the emerging mediaeval society. Individual bearers of the name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Heyno Crup (Crupe) of Hamburg (c.1265). Hamburg, first mentioned in 800 A.D., was no larger than a village in Pre-Christian times, but soon expanded to be Germany's oldest and largest seaport, "das Tor zur Welt," the gateway to the world. It received its charter in 1189 from Emperor Frederick Barbarossa, making its harbor over 800 years old. Hamburg became a member of the Hanseatic league in the 13th century, Europe's most powerful trading organization, and members of the family flocked to this commercial center to capitalize on their interests during its expansion.

Important Dates for the Cropp family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cropp research. Another 45 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1812, 1848, 1854, 1886, and 1887 are included under the topic Early Cropp History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cropp Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Krupp, Krup, Krupe, Kruppe, Crup, Crupp, Crupe, Cruppe, Krueper, Kruper, Krupen, Kruepen, Cruper, Crueper, Kropp, Krop, Krope, Kroppe, Crop, Cropp, Crope, Croppe, Kroepp, Kroep, Kroupe, Kroeppe, Croepp, Croep, Croepe and many more.

Early Notables of the Cropp family (pre 1700)

Notables of the time included Alfred Krupp (1812-1887), a German metallurgist, who developed a process for making cast steel. The metal foundry in Essen which he had taken over from his father in 1848 was in turn taken over by his...
Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cropp Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cropp migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cropp Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Tho Cropp, who landed in Virginia in 1621-1629 [1]
Cropp Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Andries Cropp, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1729 [1]
  • Christian Cropp, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1729 [1]
  • Christian, Cropp Jr., who landed in Pennsylvania in 1729 [1]
  • Daniel Cropp, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1729 [1]
  • Daniell Cropp, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1729 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cropp migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Cropp Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Robert Cropp, Cornish seaman who immigrated to New South Wales, Australia aboard the ship "Magnolia" in 1866 convicted at Maitland Gaol on 1st December 1866 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Cropp (post 1700)

  • David Bertram Cropp (b. 1876), American football and baseball coach
  • Linda Washington Cropp (b. 1947), American politician, 6th Chairman of the Council of the District of Columbia (1997-2007), At Large Member of the Council of the District of Columbia (1991-1997)
  • Dr. Wolf-Ulrich Cropp (b. 1941), German writer who has written 21 books, numerous articles, essays and short stories
  • John "Jack" Urquhart Cropp (1927-2016), New Zealand gold medalist yachtsman at the 1956 Summer Olympics
  • Benjamin "Ben" Cropp AM (b. 1936), Australian Emmy Award nominated documentary filmmaker

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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)
  2. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retreived 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_gaol_admissions.pdf
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