Crosslane History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The ancestors of the Crosslane surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in the village of South Crosland, in the county of Yorkshire.  
Early Origins of the Crosslane family
The surname Crosslane 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." 
Important Dates for the Crosslane family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crosslane research. Another 98 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1308, 1536, 1538, 1642, 1889 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Crosslane History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Crosslane Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Crosslane include Crosland, Crosseland, Crossland, Crosseland, Crosland, Crosselonde, Crosslane and many more.
Early Notables of the Crosslane family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Crosslane family
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: George Crossland who arrived in Virginia in 1638.
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- ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)