The origins of the Crossland name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from when the family lived in the village of South Crosland, in the county of Yorkshire
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print. CITATION[CLOSE]
Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
Early Origins of the Crossland family
The surname Crossland was first found in Yorkshire
, where the Yorkshire Poll Tax
Rolls of 1379 list "Ricardus de Crosseland, living in North Crosseland and Thomas de Cosseland (for Crossland), living in Crosselandlosse." CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Crossland family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crossland research.Another 331 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1308, 1536, 1538, 1642, 1889 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Crossland History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Crossland 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 Crossland were recorded, including Crosland, Crosseland, Crossland, Crosseland, Crosland, Crosselonde, Crosslane and many more.
Early Notables of the Crossland family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Crossland family to Ireland
Some of the Crossland family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 82 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Crossland family to the New World and Oceana
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 Crossland family emigrate to North America:
Crossland Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- George Crossland who arrived in Virginia in 1638
- Geo Crossland, who arrived in Virginia in 1638 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Crossland Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- John Crossland, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on October 16, 1826, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia CITATION[CLOSE]
State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Andromeda voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1826 with 147 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1826
Contemporary Notables of the name Crossland (post 1700)
- Edward Crossland (1827-1881), American Confederate army officer in the American Civil War
- Peter Crossland, American former member of the Ohio House of Representatives
- William Henry Crossland (1835-1908), English 19th-century architect and pupil of George Gilbert Scott
- Samuel Moorhouse Crossland (1851-1906), English first-class cricketer
- Sir Leonard Crossland (1914-1999), English automobile executive, Managing Director at Ford of Britain
- John "Jack" Crossland (1852-1903), English professional cricketer
- Jill Crossland, English pianist who specializes in Bach, her Goldberg Variations is heard in The English Patient
- Charles Crossland (1844-1916), English mycologist, know for his contributions to taxonomic mycology
- Andrew Crossland (1816-1902), English cricketer
- Professor Sir Bernard Crossland (1923-2011), British engineering educator
The Crossland 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: Ultra pergere
Motto Translation: To advance farther.