The name Crouel is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in either the settlement of Crowell, which is in the county of Oxfordshire
, or in the place of the same name in Spofforth in the West Riding of Yorkshire
. The latter settlement no longer exists. The surname Crouel belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Crouel family
The surname Crouel was first found in Oxfordshire
at Crowell, a parish, in the union of Thame, hundred
of Lewknor. However, Walmer in Kent
was also home to some of the family since early times. "Near the church is a deep fosse, with other vestiges of ancient intrenchments; and in the churchyard several stone coffins were discovered about 50 years since, supposed to have belonged to the Crowl family, of whom Sir Nicholas, in the reign of Edward I., erected a mansion in the village, of which there are still some remains." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The Hundredorum Rolls
of 1273 list Robert de Croule in Worcestershire
and Richard de Crowell, or Richard de Crol in Lincolnshire
. Later the Yorkshire Poll Tax
Rolls of 1379 listed Johannes de Crull and Thomas de Crull. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Crowle is a small town and civil parish on the Isle of Axholme in Lincolnshire
and a parish in Worcestershire
. The Crowle spelling of the name is today most numerous in Cornwall.
Early History of the Crouel family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crouel research.Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1657, 1661, 1679, 1754, 1757, 1724 and 1747 are included under the topic Early Crouel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Crouel Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Crouel has been spelled many different ways, including Crowell, Crowel, Croull, Crowill, Crawll and others.
Early Notables of the Crouel family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Alderman George Crowle, English politician, Sheriff of Kingston upon Hull in 1657, and mayor in 1661 and 1679 and his grandson, Richard Crowle, an... Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Crouel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Crouel family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Crouels to arrive in North America: John and Thomas Crowell who settled in Yarmouth around the year 1640; Jane Crowell settled in Virginia in 1635; Michael Crowell settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1733.