Crosedill History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Crosedill is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in Crossdale, in the county of Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Crosedill family
The surname Crosedill was first found in Yorkshire, where the earliest record of the name occurs was of Johannes de Crosdale in 1379 who was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls in 1379.  Some of the family held estates at Waddington in the West Riding of Yorkshire since early times. "This place afforded an asylum to the unfortunate monarch Henry VI., who, after the battle of Hexham, was entertained at Waddington Hall, the property of the Croasdale family, and protected by concealment from the pursuit of his enemies for nearly twelve months."  There is no doubt that the name is from the Yorkshire/ Lancashire borders but the local seems to have been lost over the years.
Early History of the Crosedill family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crosedill research. Another 53 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1688, 1737 and 1762 are included under the topic Early Crosedill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Crosedill Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Crosedill has been spelled many different ways, including Crossdale, Crosedill, Crosdale, Croasdale, Crossdell, Crosdell, Croasdell and many more.
Early Notables of the Crosedill family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Crosedill family
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Crosedills to arrive in North America: Thomas Crossdale who arrived in Philadelphia in 1866.
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- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.