The origins of the Crouell name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from 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 Crouell 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 Crouell family
The surname Crouell 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 Crouell family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crouell research.Another 72 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1657, 1661, 1679, 1754, 1757, 1724 and 1747 are included under the topic Early Crouell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Crouell Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Crouell were recorded, including Crowell, Crowel, Croull, Crowill, Crawll and others.
Early Notables of the Crouell 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 Crouell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Crouell family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Crouell family emigrate to 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.