Crossdale History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The origins of the Crossdale name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in Crossdale, in the county of Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Crossdale family
The surname Crossdale was first found in Yorkshire, where the earliest record of the name occurs was of Johannes de Crosdale in 1379 who was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls in 1379.  Some of the family held estates at Waddington in the West Riding of Yorkshire since early times. "This place afforded an asylum to the unfortunate monarch Henry VI., who, after the battle of Hexham, was entertained at Waddington Hall, the property of the Croasdale family, and protected by concealment from the pursuit of his enemies for nearly twelve months."  There is no doubt that the name is from the Yorkshire/ Lancashire borders but the local seems to have been lost over the years.
Early History of the Crossdale family
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Crossdale Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Crossdale were recorded, including Crossdale, Crosedill, Crosdale, Croasdale, Crossdell, Crosdell, Croasdell and many more.
Early Notables of the Crossdale family (pre 1700)
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Crossdale migration to the United States +
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Crossdale family emigrate to North America:
Crossdale Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Thomas Crossdale who arrived in Philadelphia in 1866
Related Stories +
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.