Crostin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The ancestors of the Crostin surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in the settlement of Croston in the county of Lancashire. Thus, the surname Crostin belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Crostin family
The surname Crostin was first found in Lancashire at Croston, a village and civil parish between Chorley and Southport and is next to the River Yarrow. The place name literally means "cross-town," having derived from the Old English words "cross" + "tun."  Croston Hall is a country mansion house, built in a gothic style architecture in the village built in the 1600s. The original hall was taken down and a new hall was erected in the 19th century.
Important Dates for the Crostin family
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Crostin 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 Crostin include Croston, Crostone, Crostin and others.
Early Notables of the Crostin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Crostin 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: Ellen Croston who arrived in America in 1705.
- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)