Crosslin is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having 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 Crosslin family
The surname Crosslin 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 Crosslin family
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Crosslin 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 Crosslin family name include Crosland, Crosseland, Crossland, Crosseland, Crosland, Crosselonde, Crosslane and many more.
Early Notables of the Crosslin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Crosslin family to Ireland
Some of the Crosslin 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 Crosslin family to the New World and Oceana
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 Crosslin surname or a spelling variation of the name include: George Crossland who arrived in Virginia in 1638.
Contemporary Notables of the name Crosslin (post 1700)
- Tom Crosslin (1955-2001), American marijuana activist who was shot and killed on his "Rainbow Farm"
- Julius Crosslin (b. 1983), former American football fullback for the Dallas Cowboys (2008-2009)
- Dr. Evelyn Stocking Crosslin (1919-1991), born Evelyn Stocking, an American physician who was posthumously inducted into the Florida Women's Hall of Fame in 1995
The Crosslin 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.