Crossling History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Crossling is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived in the village of South Crosland, in the county of Yorkshire. [1] [2]

Early Origins of the Crossling family

The surname Crossling 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." [3]

Important Dates for the Crossling family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crossling 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 Crossling History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Crossling 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 Crossling 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 Crossling include: Crosland, Crosseland, Crossland, Crosseland, Crosland, Crosselonde, Crosslane and many more.

Early Notables of the Crossling family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Crossling Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Crossling 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 Crossling or a variant listed above: George Crossland who arrived in Virginia in 1638.

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Citations

  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
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