The ancestry of the name Croslane dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family 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 Croslane family
The surname Croslane 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 Croslane family
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Croslane Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Croslane have been found, including Crosland, Crosseland, Crossland, Crosseland, Crosland, Crosselonde, Crosslane and many more.
Early Notables of the Croslane family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Croslane family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Croslane, or a variant listed above: George Crossland who arrived in Virginia in 1638.
The Croslane 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.