The ancestors of the Croucheman surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name comes from when they lived near a crossroads. During the Middle Ages, such intersections were important as market places and centers of trade. The surname Croucheman is derived from the Old English word cruc,
which means cross.
The name belongs to the class of topographic
surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of trees.
Early Origins of the Croucheman family
The surname Croucheman was first found in Essex
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Croucheman family
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Croucheman 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 Croucheman include Crotchman, Crouchman, Crucheman, Crocheman and many more.
Early Notables of the Croucheman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Croucheman 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: Nicolas Crochet, who settled in Louisiana in 1719; Yves Crochet, who settled in New Orleans in 1785; Pelagie Benoit Crochet, who arrived in New Orleans in 1785.