Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived near a crossroads. The name is derived from the Old English word crouch, and/or cruc.
Early Origins of the Crotch family
Somerset where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
Early History of the Crotch family
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Crotch Spelling Variations
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 Crotch include Crouch, Crooch, Croucher, Croutch, Crowch, Crowcher, Crouche and many more.
Early Notables of the Crotch family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Crotch family to the New World and Oceana
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:
Crotch Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Crotch (post 1700)
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