× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2016


Crothers is an ancient Scottish name that was first used by the Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. It is a name for someone who lived in the land of Carruthers in the parish of Middlebie, Dumfriesshire. Interestingly in that area, then name is pronounced "Cridders." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)


Crothers Early Origins



The surname Crothers was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area, where by the 12th century the family had become hereditary Stewards of the Annandale district of the border allied to the Bruces and the Stewarts. One of the first records of the name was Simon Carruthers who swore an oath of allegiance to Edward I in 1296. A few years later, John de Carutherys received a charter of the lands of Musfald and Appliltrewayt in 1320. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

Close

Crothers Spelling Variations


Expand

Crothers Spelling Variations



In Medieval times, spelling and translation were not nearly so highly developed as today. They were generally carried out according to the sound and intuition of the bearer. For that reason spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. Crothers has been spelled Carruthers, Carothers, Carouthers, Carrothers, Carruther, Carruthirs, Carruthers, Carrutherys, Cridders, Gridders and many more.

Close

Crothers Early History


Expand

Crothers Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crothers research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1344, 1429, and 1702 are included under the topic Early Crothers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Crothers Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Crothers Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Crothers Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Crothers In Ireland


Expand

Crothers In Ireland



Some of the Crothers family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 286 words (20 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



Unrest, poverty, and persecution caused thousands to look for opportunity and freedom in the North American colonies. The crossing was long, overcrowded, and unsanitary, though, and came only at great expense. Many Strathclyde families settled on the east coast of North America in communities that would form the backbone of what would become the great nations of the United States and Canada. The American War of Independence caused those who remained loyal to England to move north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the 20th century, Strathclyde and other Scottish families across North America began to recover their collective heritage through highland games and Clan societies. Among them:

Crothers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jenny Crothers, who arrived in America in 1804
  • John Crothers, aged 44, arrived in New York, NY in 1804
  • John Crothers, who landed in America in 1804
  • Laifanny Crothers, who landed in America in 1804
  • Rt Crothers, aged 30, arrived in New York, NY in 1804
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Crothers Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • George Crothers, aged 33, who settled in America from Cornwall, in 1904
  • Elizabeth Crothers, aged 46, who emigrated to the United States from Belfast, in 1905
  • Gertrude Crothers, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Rosewaren, England, in 1907
  • James Crothers, aged 26, who landed in America from Redmith, England, in 1907
  • Frederick J. Crothers, aged 11, who emigrated to the United States from Neath, England, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Crothers Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Thomas Crothers U.E. from Tribes Hill, Tryon County, New York, USA who settled in Montreal, Quebec c. 1774; he served in the Kings Royal Regiment married to Elizabeth they had 2 children he died in 1780 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Crothers Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Crothers, aged 60, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland
  • James Crothers, aged 26, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Maria" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Jane Crothers, aged 28, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Maria" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Hugh Crothers, aged 30, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Maria" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Samuel Crothers, aged 1, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Maria" from Belfast, Ireland
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Crothers Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Elizabeth Crothers, aged 52, who emigrated to Kingston, Canada, in 1904

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Crothers (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Crothers (post 1700)



  • Connie Crothers (1941-2016), American jazz pianist
  • Benjamin Sherman "Scatman" Crothers (1910-1986), American actor, singer, dancer and musician, best known for his role as Louie the Garbage Man on the TV show Chico and the Man, and as Scat Cat in The Aristocats (1970)
  • Rachel Crothers (1878-1958), American playwright and theater director
  • Joel Anthony Crothers (1941-1985), American stage and television actor
  • Shane Crothers (b. 1973), Australian basketball player and former Australian rules footballer
  • Derrick Crothers (b. 1942), Northern Irish mathematician, physicist and former politician
  • William Frederick "Bill" Crothers (b. 1940), retired Canadian runner inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame (1965), and Canada's Sports Hall of Fame (1971)

Close

Motto


Expand

Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Promptus et fidelis
Motto Translation: Ready and faithful.


Close

Crothers Family Crest Products


Expand

Crothers Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  4. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  5. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  6. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  8. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  10. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  11. ...

The Crothers Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Crothers 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 24 August 2016 at 15:36.

Sign Up

  


FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
House of Names on Facebook
Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
Houseofnames on Pinterest