name Croston comes from when the family resided in the settlement of Croston in the county of Lancashire
. Thus, the surname Croston 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 Croston family
The surname Croston 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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
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.
Early History of the Croston family
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Croston 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. Croston has been recorded under many different variations, including Croston, Crostone, Crostin and others.
Early Notables of the Croston family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Croston family to the New World and Oceana
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 Croston or a variant listed above:
Croston Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Ellen Croston who arrived in America in 1705
Contemporary Notables of the name Croston (post 1700)
- David Charles Croston (b. 1963), American former NFL tackle who played for the Green Bay Packers (1987-1988)
- A. James "Jim" Croston, English professional rugby league footballer who played from 1933 to 1946, representing Great Britain in 1937