The ancestral home of the Crosett family is the French region of Auvergne. Crosett was a name for someone who lived in the place named Crozet, which refers to a village in Aubergne, where the original bearer lived or held land. Habitational names are part of a larger set of names known as local
, which means that they are derived from geographical features; either from place names, which is the source for this name, or from local
geographical features, which are topographical names.
Early Origins of the Crosett family
The surname Crosett was first found in Auvergne, a historic province in south central France.
Early History of the Crosett family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crosett research.Another 655 words (47 lines of text) covering the years 1293, 1333, 1401, 1506, 1558, 1566, 1582, 1649, 1716, 1800, and 1813 are included under the topic Early Crosett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Crosett Spelling Variations
French surnames were subject to numerous spelling alterations depending on the region and time it was used. The early development of the French language relied heavily on borrowing elements and grammar from other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire
. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance
. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Crosett is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations
of the name include Crozet, Crouzet, Croizet, Crouzette, Croizette, Cruisette, Crozette, Crozett, Cruiset, Crossier, Crozzet, Croizett, Crozier, Crouzettes, Croizettes, Cruisettes, Crozettes, Crousset, Crousett, Crousette, Croiset, Croisette, Crusier, Cruisette, Crozzier, Croizzet, Crouzzet, Crozzette, Crozzettes and many more.
Early Notables of the Crosett family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family was Pierre Crozat (1661-1740), a French art collector, born in Toulouse, France; Maturinus Veyssière La Croze (1661-1739), a French Benedictine historian and Orientalist; and Antoine Crozat, Marquis du Châtel (ca.1655-1738), French founder of an immense... Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Crosett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Crosett family to the New World and Oceana
France was active as a cultural leader in the early 16th century. One particular area in which they lead was the exploration of the New World. The explorers, like Jacques Cartier in 1534, led the way to North America. Champlain, in 1608, made the first of twenty voyages to France to attract settlers and brought the first migrant in 1617. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec, and the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Crosett has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Crosett were James Crozer settled in Philadelphia in 1830; Adolphe Crozet, aged 22, settled in New York in 1820; and John B. M. Crozet who settled in Philadelphia in 1808..