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Crossman is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from a family once having lived in an area that was close to a wooden or stone cross, or a crossroads. The surname was originally derived from the word kross.

Crossman Early Origins



The surname Crossman was first found in Somerset where some of the earliest records of the name include: Nicholas Crousman, Philip Crosman and Thomas Crosman are all listed there in the reign of Edward III. [1]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)
Philip Crosman was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Somerset in 1327. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

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Crossman Spelling Variations


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Crossman Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Crossman has been recorded under many different variations, including Crossman, Crosseman, Crosman, Croseman, Croixman, Croisman, Croxman, Croceman, Crossmen, Crossemen, Crosmen, Crossmann, Crosmann, Crouceman, Croiceman and many more.

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Crossman Early History


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Crossman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crossman research. Another 137 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1623, 1683 and 1683 are included under the topic Early Crossman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Crossman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Crossman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Crossman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Crossman or a variant listed above:

Crossman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Crossman, who landed in Virginia in 1636
  • William Crossman who settled in Virginia in 1637
  • John Crossman settled in Sutton and was one of the original purchasers of land from the Indians in the year 1639
  • Robert Crossman, who landed in New England in 1644

Crossman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Nicklas Crossman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1727
  • George Crossman settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1729
  • Henrich Crossman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • George Crossman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1740

Crossman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Crossman settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1805
  • W Crossman, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • John Crossman was a fisherman of Wiseman's Cove in 1871

Crossman Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Robert Crossman, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Jesse Crossman, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1760

Crossman Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Aaron Crossman, of Devon, England, was married in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1840 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • John Crossman settled in Bona Vista, Newfoundland in 1843 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Crossman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Atwill Crossman, aged 27, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Harry Lorrequer"
  • Charles Crossman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1849
  • Thomas A. Crossman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harry Lorrequer" in 1849
  • John J. Crossman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1849
  • John Crossman, aged 24, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Thetis"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Crossman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Crossman (post 1700)



  • Danny Crossman (b. 1967), American football coach
  • Abdiel Daily Crossman (1804-1859), American politician, Mayor of New Orleans (1846 to 1854)
  • George Crossman (1877-1947), English cricketer
  • Robert Crossman, English brewer, co-founder of Mann, Crossman & Paulin Ltd which later became Watney Combe & Reid
  • Sir William Crossman K.C.M.G. (1830-1901), English officer in the Royal Engineers and a Liberal Unionist politician
  • Owen Clive Crossman (1903-1963), Australian rugby union player who represented Australia from Glen Innes, New South Wales
  • Patricia Crossman (1940-2002), Canadian politician who represented Riverview in the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick (1999 to 2002)
  • Garret Crossman (b. 1982), Australian rugby league player
  • Guy F. Crossman (1915-1989), Canadian Liberal party member form Kent in the Canadian House of Commons (1962-1968)
  • Richard Howard Stafford "Dick" Crossman OBE (1907-1974), British author and Labour Party politician, Secretary of State for Health and Social Services (1968-1970)
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Other References

  1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  9. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  11. ...

The Crossman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Crossman Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 5 November 2016 at 14:47.

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