Show ContentsCrossett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestral home of the Crossett family is the French region of Auvergne. Crossett was a name for someone who lived in the place named Crozet, which refers to a village in Aubergne, where the original bearer lived or held land. Habitational names are part of a larger set of names known as local, which means that they are derived from geographical features; either from place names, which is the source for this name, or from local geographical features, which are topographical names.

Early Origins of the Crossett family

The surname Crossett was first found in Auvergne, a historic province in south central France.

Early History of the Crossett family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crossett research. Another 328 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1293, 1333, 1401, 1506, 1558, 1566, 1582, 1649, 1655, 1661, 1712, 1716, 1717, 1738, 1739, 1740, 1800 and 1813 are included under the topic Early Crossett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Crossett Spelling Variations

Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations of the name Crossett, including Crozet, Crouzet, Croizet, Crouzette, Croizette, Cruisette, Crozette, Crozett, Cruiset, Crossier, Crozzet, Croizett, Crozier, Crouzettes, Croizettes, Cruisettes, Crozettes, Crousset, Crousett, Crousette, Croiset, Croisette, Crusier, Cruisette, Crozzier, Croizzet, Crouzzet, Crozzette, Crozzettes and many more.

Early Notables of the Crossett family

Notable amongst the family was Pierre Crozat (1661-1740), a French art collector, born in Toulouse, France; Maturinus Veyssière La Croze (1661-1739), a French Benedictine historian and Orientalist; and Antoine Crozat, Marquis du Châtel (ca.1655-1738), French founder of an immense...
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Crossett Ranking

In the United States, the name Crossett is the 15,547th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 1

United States Crossett migration to the United States +

Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Crossett were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Crossett were

Crossett Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Martha Crossett, who landed in New England in 1716 2
  • James Crossett, who landed in New England in 1736 2
Crossett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Crossett, who arrived in South Carolina in 1811 2
  • Andy Crossett, who arrived in Boston in 1850
  • Mary Crossett, who settled in New York in 1852
  • Mary J. Crossett, who arrived in Vermont sometime between 1856 and 1926
  • Andrew Thomas Crossett, who arrived in Maryland in 1898

Contemporary Notables of the name Crossett (post 1700) +

  • Matthew Adam Crossett (b. 1985), American NFL football punter for the Indianapolis Colts
  • Howard Wallace Crossett (1918-1968), American silver medalist bobsledder at the 1952 Winter Olympics
  • Stanley Roy Crossett (1900-1992), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey defenceman

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  2. 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) on Facebook