The ancestors of the bearers of the Croux family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England
. They were first found as dwellers at a cattle-pen or cattle-fold.
Early Origins of the Croux family
The surname Croux was first found in Cheshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Croux family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Croux research.Another 347 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1565, 1634, 1623, 1625, 1598, 1679, 1624, 1697, 1656, 1633, 1721, 1671, 1674, 1674 and 1721 are included under the topic Early Croux History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Croux Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Croux include Crewe, Crew, Croux, Crewes, Creuse and others.
Early Notables of the Croux family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Lord Crewe of Stene; Sir Thomas Crewe (or Crew) (1565-1634), of Stene in Northamptonshire, an English Member of Parliament and lawyer, Speaker of the House of Commons from 1623 to 1625; John Crew, 1st Baron... Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Croux Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Croux family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Croux or a variant listed above: Randall Crew who settled in Virginia in 1621; John Crewe was farming in Virginia in 1642; followed by Thomas Crew in 1652; William Crew settled in Barbados in 1660.
The Croux Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Sequor nec inferior
Motto Translation: I follow, but am not inferior.