Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived as dwellers at a cross or crucifix. The surname Cros originally derived from the Old English word crosse, which means cross.
Early Origins of the Cros family
Lincolnshire. The name was first found to be in the southern English counties of Lincolnshire, Buckingham, and Oxfordshire, about the year 1250. By the year 1340 the most important branch of the name had moved northward to Lancashire, and established manors and estates at Crosse Hall, just outside Liverpool. This branch also moved into the Cross of Ledsham to the south in the county of Cheshire.
Early History of the Cros family
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Cros Spelling Variations
hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Cros include Cross, Crosse, Croce, Crosce, Croise, Croice and others.
Early Notables of the Cros family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cros family to Ireland
Some of the Cros family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Cros family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Cros were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Cros Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Cros Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
The Cros Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Cruce dum spero fido
Motto Translation: Whilst I have breath I confide in the cross.
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