Croudson is a name of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from the baptismal name Cudbert.
Baptismal names began to appear as surnames relatively late in the growth of the naming tradition. This is a little surprising, given the popularity of biblical figures in the Christian countries of Europe. Nevertheless, surnames derived from baptismal names grew in popularity during the Middle Ages, and have become one of the foremost sources for surnames.
Early Origins of the Croudson family
The surname Croudson was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Croudson family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Croudson research.Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1545, 1546, 1589, 1592, 1676, 1699 and 1770 are included under the topic Early Croudson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Croudson Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Croudson have been found, including Crewdson, Crowdson, Croudson, Cruden and others.
Early Notables of the Croudson family (pre 1700)
Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Croudson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Croudson family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Croudson, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : Robert Crowdson who arrived in Virginia in 1699.