Crowdson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Crowdson is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the baptismal name Cudbert. Baptismal names began to appear as surnames relatively late in the growth of the naming tradition. This is a little surprising, given the popularity of biblical figures in the Christian countries of Europe. Nevertheless, surnames derived from baptismal names grew in popularity during the Middle Ages, and have become one of the foremost sources for surnames.
Early Origins of the Crowdson family
The surname Crowdson was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from the Middle Ages.
Further to the north in Scotland, Cruden or Invercruden, is "a parish, in the district of Ellon, county of Aberdeen, 7 miles from Peterhead; containing, with the villages of Finnyfold or Whinnie-Fauld, Bullers-Buchan, and the Ward. This place was the scene of a memorable battle fought in the year 1005, upon a plain near the bay of Ardendraught, between Malcolm II. and the Danes under Canute, in which the latter, who had a castle in the neighbourhood, were totally defeated. " 
Early History of the Crowdson family
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Crowdson Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Crowdson include Crewdson, Crowdson, Croudson, Cruden and others.
Early Notables of the Crowdson family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Ricardus Crudde, a prominent landholder in 14th century Yorkshire.
Alexander Cruden (1699-1770), was a Scottish author of an early concordance to the Bible, a proofreader and publisher, and self-styled Corrector of the nation's morals.  He was the "second son of William Cruden, a merchant in Aberdeen, one of the...
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| Crowdson migration to the United States ||+|
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Crowdson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Robert Crowdson who arrived in Virginia in 1699
- Robert Crowdson, who arrived in Virginia in 1699 
- Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
- 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)