Crowder History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Crowder surname means "a professional player, or entertainer of a crowd," a crowd being the name of a six string violin popular in the British Isles for many centuries. The instrument is still called a 'crwth' in Wales today, and in Ireland a "cruit." In the west of England a fiddle is still called a 'crowdy-kit'. "It appears to have been a favourite instrument in Britain so early as the VI century." [1]

Early Origins of the Crowder family

The surname Crowder was first found in Yorkshire, where the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list Katerina Crowder and Thomas Crouder. These are the strongest listings of the name but there are others. The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list Richard le Cruder in Kent and later William le Crouther was listed in Cheshire. [2]

Early History of the Crowder family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crowder research. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1830, 1874, 1588, 1666, 1609, 1611, 1642 and 1646 are included under the topic Early Crowder History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Crowder Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Crowder, Crouder, Croder and others.

Early Notables of the Crowder family (pre 1700)

Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Crowder Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Crowder family to Ireland

Some of the Crowder family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 33 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Crowder migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Crowder Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Hugh Crowder who settled in Virginia in 1619 one year before the "Mayflower"
  • Hugh Crowder, who settled in Virginia in 1619, one year before the "Mayflower"
  • Hugh Crowder, who arrived in Virginia in 1619 [3]
  • James Crowder, who landed in Virginia in 1623 [3]
  • James Crowder, who settled in Virginia in 1624
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Crowder Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Edward Crowder, who landed in Virginia in 1703 [3]
Crowder Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • George Crowder, who arrived in New York in 1822 [3]

Canada Crowder migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Crowder Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Isaac Crowder U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 [4]
  • Mr. William Crowder U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 [4]
  • Mr. William Crowder Sr., U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 [4]
  • Mr. William Crowder III, U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 [4]

Australia Crowder migration to Australia +

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

Crowder Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Crowder, (Johnson), English convict who was convicted in Middlesex, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Atlas" on 16th January 1816, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [5]
  • Edward Crowder, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on November 13, 1832, settling in New South Wales, Australia [6]
  • Jemima Crowder, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Singapore" in 1839 [7]
  • John Crowder, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Singapore" in 1839 [7]
  • Kezia Crowder, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Singapore" in 1839 [7]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Crowder (post 1700) +

  • Steven Blake Crowder (b. 1987), American actor, comedian
  • Randolph Channing Crowder Sr. (b. 1952), American NFL football defensive lineman who played from 1974 to 1980
  • Corey Jae Crowder (b. 1990), American professional NBA basketball player
  • David Crowder, American musican and founder of the David Crowder*Band, a six-piece Christian rock and modern worship band
  • Eddie Crowder (1931-2008), American football player and coach, All-American quarterback and safety at the University of Oklahoma
  • Major General Enoch Herbert Crowder (1859-1932), American U.S. Army General during World War I, U.S. Ambassador to Cuba (1923-27), eponym of Fort Crowder and Crowder College
  • Alvin "General" Crowder (1899-1972), nicknamed "General," American Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1926 through 1936
  • Sir Richard Budden Crowder (1795-1859), English judge, eldest son of Mr. William Henry Crowder of Montagu Place, Bloomsbury [8]
  • Frederick Robert Crowder (1798-1894), English amateur cricketer who played first-class cricket from 1817 to 1820
  • Sir John Frederick Ellenborough Crowder (1890-1961), English Conservative Party politician, Member of Parliament for Finchley (1935–1959)
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. Harry Gordon Crowder (b. 1910), English Able Bodied Seaman from England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [9]
  • Mr. Denis Heathcote Crowder, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died in the sinking [9]


The Crowder 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: En Dieu est ma fiance
Motto Translation: In God is my trust.


Suggested Readings for the name Crowder +

  • 1270 "The Crowder Family Collection, 1200-1982" by Fredrea Cook.

  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  5. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 14th July 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/atlas
  6. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832
  7. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SINGAPORE (aka SINCAPORE) 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Singapore.gif
  8. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 30 June 2020
  9. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html


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