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Crossfield is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived at the cross-field.

Early Origins of the Crossfield family

The surname Crossfield was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat at Poulton le Sands near Morecambe. They were also seated at Cartmel.

Early History of the Crossfield family

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Crossfield Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Crossfield family name include Crossfield, Crosfield, Crosfeild and others.

Early Notables of the Crossfield family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Crossfield family

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Crossfield surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Ann Crosfield who sailed to America in 1702.

Contemporary Notables of the name Crossfield (post 1700) +

  • Albert Scott Crossfield, American naval officer, aviator and test pilot
  • Robert Crossfield, British corporate executive
  • Sir Walter Crossfield Hankinson, Australian born diplomat who served as the UK High Commissioner in Ceylon and British Ambassador to the Republic of Ireland on Facebook