Crose History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Crose name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived as dwellers at a cross or crucifix. The surname Crose originally derived from the Old English word crosse, which means cross.

Early Origins of the Crose family

The surname Crose was first found in 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 Crose family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crose research. Another 74 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1718, 1606, 1683, 1664, 1738, 1700, 1762 and are included under the topic Early Crose History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Crose Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Crose has undergone many spelling variations, including Cross, Crosse, Croce, Crosce, Croise, Croice and others.

Early Notables of the Crose family (pre 1700)

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Crose Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Crose family to Ireland

Some of the Crose family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Crose migration to the United States +

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Crose were among those contributors:

Crose Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Crose, who arrived in Maryland in 1667 [1]
  • Anthony Crose, who arrived in Barbados sometime between 1679 and 1680
Crose Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Mathurin Crose, who arrived in Louisiana in 1721
  • John Crose, who arrived in New York in 1759


The Crose 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.


  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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