Show ContentsCrossgrove History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Crossgrove is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived at the cross-field.

Early Origins of the Crossgrove family

The surname Crossgrove 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 Crossgrove family

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Crossgrove 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 Crossgrove 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. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Crossgrove include: Crossfield, Crosfield, Crosfeild and others.

Early Notables of the Crossgrove family

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Migration of the Crossgrove family

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. 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 Crossgrove or a variant listed above: Ann Crosfield who sailed to America in 1702.

Contemporary Notables of the name Crossgrove (post 1700) +

  • Roger Lynn Crossgrove (1921-2016), American artist and educator, Professor of Art at the Pratt Institute and the University of Connecticut
  • Nancy Crossgrove, American animator, best known for her work on The Peanut Butter Solution (1985), and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1987) on Facebook