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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.
The surname Crosland was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crosland research. Another 297 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1308, 1379, 1397, 1536, 1538, 1642, 1720, and 1889 are included under the topic Early Crosland History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Crosland Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
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
Crosland Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Crosland Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
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.
The Crosland Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Crosland Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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