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The ancestors of the name Crosley date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Crosley family lived at a region known as the cross or for the dweller at the cross.

Crosley Early Origins



The surname Crosley was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Crosley Spelling Variations


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Crosley Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Crosley are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Crosley include: Crossley, Crossleigh, Crosslie, Crossly, Croseleigh, Croseley, Crosslay, Crosslow, Crosselie, Crosseley and many more.

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Crosley Early History


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Crosley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crosley research. Another 329 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1200 and 1365 are included under the topic Early Crosley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Crosley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Crosley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Crosley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Crosley or a variant listed above:

Crosley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Crosley, who arrived in Maryland in 1663 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Crosley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Crosley, aged 54, who landed in New York in 1812-1813 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • W.J. Crosley, aged 49, who settled in America from London, in 1893
  • F.S. Crosley, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1896
  • Mrs. M. A. Crosley, aged 49, who emigrated to America, in 1896
  • William J. Crosley, aged 23, who settled in America, in 1897
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Crosley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Sydney Crosley, who emigrated to the United States, in 1903
  • Jeanette Crosley, who settled in America, in 1903
  • Jennie A. Crosley, aged 35, who landed in America from Belfast, in 1904
  • Mark Crosley, aged 23, who settled in America from Liverpool, England, in 1906
  • Kate Elizabeth Crosley, aged 50, who emigrated to the United States from Brighton, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Crosley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Crosley (post 1700)



  • Lewis M. Crosley (1888-1978), American industrialist and businessman, brother of Powel Crosley Jr
  • Walter Selywn Crosley (1871-1939), American naval officer, eponym of the USS Crosley (DE-226)
  • Sloane Crosley (b. 1978), American writer living in New York, author of the best-selling essay I Was Told There'd Be Cake
  • Powel Crosley Jr. (1886-1961), American inventor, industrialist, and entrepreneur co-founder of Crosley automobiles and Crosley Broadcasting Corporation

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Crosley Historic Events


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Crosley Historic Events




Flight 191

  • J Crosley, American passenger from USA, who flew aboard American Airlines Flight 191 and died in the crash on May 25, 1979

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Motto


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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: Credo et amo
Motto Translation: I believe and love.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
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The Crosley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Crosley 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.

This page was last modified on 13 November 2014 at 16:21.

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