The Crosland name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in the village of South Crosland, in the county of Yorkshire
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print. CITATION[CLOSE]
Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
Early Origins of the Crosland family
The surname Crosland was first found in Yorkshire
, where the Yorkshire Poll Tax
Rolls of 1379 list "Ricardus de Crosseland, living in North Crosseland and Thomas de Cosseland (for Crossland), living in Crosselandlosse." CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Crosland family
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Crosland 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 Crosland has undergone many spelling variations
, including Crosland, Crosseland, Crossland, Crosseland, Crosland, Crosselonde, Crosslane and many more.
Early Notables of the Crosland family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Crosland family to Ireland
Some of the Crosland family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Crosland family to the New World and Oceana
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 Crosland were among those contributors:
Crosland Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Wm. Crosland, aged 25, who landed in America from Liskeard, in 1892
- Miss. Crosland, aged 21, who landed in America from Huddersfield, in 1893
- J. Crosland, aged 52, who settled in America from Huddersfield, in 1896
- J. Crosland, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States from Liverpool, in 1897
Crosland Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- James Federeck Crosland, aged 45, who emigrated to America from London, in 1904
- William Crosland, aged 46, who emigrated to the United States from Sale Cheshire, in 1904
- Delevante W. Crosland, aged 41, who landed in America from London, in 1906
- Daniel Crosland, aged 22, who emigrated to America from Nottingham, England, in 1907
- Jabez Luke Crosland, aged 50, who landed in America from Nottingham, England, in 1909
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Crosland Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
- Walter Crosland, aged 25, who emigrated to Rescaro, Canada, in 1907
Contemporary Notables of the name Crosland (post 1700)
- Alan Crosland (1894-1936), American stage actor and film director, known for his work in The Jazz Singer (1927), The Beloved Rogue (1927) and Don Juan (1926)
- John Ronald Crosland DSC (1922-2006), English professional football player
- Thomas William Hodgson Crosland (1865-1924), British author and journalist
- Professor Sir Bernard Crosland CBE, FRS (1923-2011), British engineering educator, President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in 1986
- Anthony Crosland (1918-1977), British politician, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1976-1977), Secretary of State for the Environment (1974-1976), Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment (1970-1974)
- William Crosland Goldberg (b. 1917), American politician, Member of South Carolina State House of Representatives from Marlboro County, 1949-50; Member of South Carolina State Senate from Marlboro County, 1959-62 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
Historic Events for the Crosland family
- Mr. George Fred Crosland, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
The Crosland 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: Ultra pergere
Motto Translation: To advance farther.