name Crouchman comes from when the family resided near a crossroads. During the Middle Ages, such intersections were important as market places and centers of trade. The surname Crouchman 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 Crouchman family
The surname Crouchman was first found in Essex
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Crouchman family
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Crouchman 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. Crouchman has been recorded under many different variations, including Crotchman, Crouchman, Crucheman, Crocheman and many more.
Early Notables of the Crouchman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Crouchman 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 Crouchman or a variant listed above:
Crouchman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- William Crouchman, aged 25, who arrived in New York in 1924 aboard the ship "Majestic" from Southampton, England CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNZZ-63N : 6 December 2014), William Crouchman, 15 Jul 1924; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Majestic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
Crouchman Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Edward Crouchman, who settled in Ontario in 1871
Contemporary Notables of the name Crouchman (post 1700)
- Cameron Crouchman, English political candidate for Fareham East in the Fareham Borough Council elections, 2002 through 2012