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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

Crosley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Crosley, aged 54, landed in New York in 1812-1813
  • 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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    11. ...

    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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