Crostone is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having lived in the settlement of Croston in the county of Lancashire
. Thus, the surname Crostone 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 Crostone family
The surname Crostone 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 Crostone family
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Crostone 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 Crostone family name include Croston, Crostone, Crostin and others.
Early Notables of the Crostone family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Crostone 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 Crostone surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Ellen Croston who arrived in America in 1705.