Crow History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Crow comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name for a person who bore some fancied resemblance to a crow. This may have been based on appearance, but nicknames often described more intangible strong traits or features of animals. In the Middle Ages, anthropomorphic ideas were common; people attributed human qualities and form to animals, based on the creature's habits. The surname Crow is derived from the Old English word crowe, which in turn came from the Old English words crawe or crawa, which mean crow.

Early Origins of the Crow family

The surname Crow was first found in Norfolk and Suffolk in eastern England where they held a family seat from very ancient times before 1100 A.D.

Important Dates for the Crow family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crow research. Another 61 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1781, 1616, 1675, 1611, 1683, 1627, 1630, 1641, 1646, 1669, 1719 and are included under the topic Early Crow History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Crow Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Crow has undergone many spelling variations, including Crow, Crowe and others.

Early Notables of the Crow family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir John Crowe of Dromore; William Crowe (1616-1675) was an English clergyman and bibliographer from Suffolk; Sir Sackville Crowe, 1st Baronet, (c. 1611-1683) was an...
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Migration of the Crow family to Ireland

Some of the Crow family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 79 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Crow migration to the United States

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Crow were among those contributors:

Crow Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Henry Crow, who settled in Virginia in 1636
  • Henry Crow, who arrived in Virginia in 1636 [1]
  • Mary Crow, who arrived in Virginia in 1657 [1]
  • William Crow, who arrived in Virginia in 1662 [1]
  • John Crow, who arrived in Virginia in 1662 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Crow Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Carl Crow, aged 44, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1740 [1]
  • Leonard Crow, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743 [1]
  • Charles Crow, who settled in Charles Town South Carolina in 1765
  • James Crow, who landed in Mississippi in 1798 [1]
Crow Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Francis Crow, aged 22, who landed in New York, NY in 1804 [1]
  • Jane Crow, who landed in New York, NY in 1811 [1]
  • Margaret Crow, who landed in New York, NY in 1811 [1]
  • Jane Crow, who settled in New York in 1811
  • William Crow who arrived in Plymouth Massachusetts soon after the Mayflower
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Crow migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Crow Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Jonathan Crow, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1778
Crow Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • John Crow, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1812
  • And Crow, who settled in New Brunswick in 1847
  • Alison Crow, who settled in Ontario in 1871

Crow migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Crow Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Crow, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Recovery" in 1839 [2]
  • Martha Crow, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1846 [3]
  • Stephen Crow, aged 35, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sultana" [4]
  • Moses Crow, aged 21, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Lord of the Isles" [5]

Crow migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Crow Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mrs. Crow, Cornish settler travelling from Launceston, UK aboard the ship "Brazil Packet" arriving in New Zealand in 1836 [6]
  • Mrs. Crow, Cornish settler travelling from Launceston, UK aboard the ship "Brazil Packet" arriving in Hokianga, North Island, New Zealand in 1836 [6]
  • Child Crow, Cornish settler travelling from Launceston, UK aboard the ship "Brazil Packet" arriving in Hokianga, North Island, New Zealand in 1836 [6]
  • Mrs. Crow, Australian settler travelling from Hobart, Tasmania, Australia aboard the ship "Brazil Packet" arriving in New Zealand in 1837 [6]
  • Child Crow, Australian settler travelling from Hobart, Tasmania, Australia aboard the ship "Brazil Packet" arriving in New Zealand in 1837 [6]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Crow (post 1700)

  • Lindon Oscar Crow (1933-2018), American NFL football cornerback who played from 1955 to 1964
  • Dolores J. Crow (1931-2018), née York, American politician from Clovis, New Mexico, Member of the Idaho House of Representatives (1982-2006)
  • Herschal Hillear Crow Jr. (1935-2015), American politician, Member of the Oklahoma Senate (1969-1982) and Secretary of Transportation (2001-2003)
  • John David Crow (1935-2015), American Heisman Trophy-winning football player for Chicago/St. Louis Cardinals and coach of Northeast Louisiana, inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a player in 1976
  • Joe Medicine Crow -High Bird (b. 1913), American historian and author, best known for his writings and lectures concerning the Battle of the Little Bighorn, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Sheryl Crow (b. 1962), American singer-songwriter, record producer, musician, and actress
  • Dan Crow, Emmy award-winning performer of children's songs
  • James C. "Jim" Crow (1789-1846), originally of Inverness, a chemist by profession, who settled in Kentucky with some of the basic distilling secrets he had learned in Scotland and produced some of the finest American bourbon
  • Ashley Crow (b. 1960), American actress
  • Trammell Crow (1915-2009), American real estate developer
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Crow family

HMS Hood
  • Mr. George L Crow (b. 1914), English Leading Stoker serving for the Royal Navy from Fullwell, County Durham, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [7]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RECOVERY from London 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Recovery.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HOOGHLY 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846Hooghly.htm
  4. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SULTANA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/sultana1852.shtml
  5. ^ South Australian Register Monday 14th August 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Lord of the Isles 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/jamesfernie1854.shtml
  6. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  7. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
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