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The name Crowe is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It was a name for someone who was 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 Crowe is derived from the Old English word crowe, which in turn came from the Old English words crawe or crawa, which mean crow.

Crowe Early Origins



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

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Crowe Spelling Variations


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Crowe Spelling Variations



Crowe has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Crow, Crowe and others.

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Crowe Early History


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Crowe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crowe research. Another 121 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1781, 1616, 1675, 1611, 1683, 1627, 1630, 1641, 1646, 1669, 1719 and are included under the topic Early Crowe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Crowe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Crowe Early Notables (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...

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Crowe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Crowe In Ireland


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Crowe In Ireland



Some of the Crowe family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Crowes to arrive on North American shores:

Crowe Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Crowe settled in Charlestown Massachusetts in 1630
  • Adam Crowe, aged 19, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Adam Crowe settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Roger Crowe, who landed in Virginia in 1638
  • Ann Crowe, who landed in Maryland in 1666
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Crowe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andrew Crowe settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1832
  • J F Crowe, who arrived in Rio Grande Brazil in 1850
  • David Crowe, aged 22, arrived in Alabama in 1858
  • Patrick Crowe, aged 23, landed in New York in 1864
  • Patrick W Crowe, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1870
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Crowe Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Ms. Mary Crowe, aged 21 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Avon" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in July 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 22)

Crowe Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Mrs. Crowe, who landed in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907
  • G W Crowe, who landed in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907

Crowe Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Crowe, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 29, 1828, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1828
  • Elizabeth Crowe, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on December 14, 1835, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1835 with 132 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1835
  • William Crowe, aged 29, a labourer, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Catherine" in 1851
  • Bridget Crowe, aged 28, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Catherine" in 1851
  • John Crowe, aged 5, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Catherine" in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Crowe Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Edward Crowe landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Thomas Crowe arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Surat" in 1864
  • Elizabeth Crowe arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Surat" in 1864
  • Margaret Crowe, aged 26, a governess, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Douglas" in 1873
  • Ellen Crowe, aged 22, a seamstress, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Douglas" in 1873
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Crowe (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Crowe (post 1700)



  • Trevor Thornton Crowe (b. 1983), American Major League Baseball outfielder
  • Steve Crowe (b. 1947), American former Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance for Chevron Corporation
  • Henry Pierson Crowe (1899-1991), American legendary Marine, recipient of the Navy Cross, Silver Star Medal, Distinguished Service Cross (United Kingdom), Legion of Merit (Combat V), Bronze Star Medal (3 gold stars) and Purple Heart Medal (gold star)
  • Francis Trenholm Crowe (1882-1882), American chief engineer of the Hoover Dam
  • Clem F. Crowe (1903-1983), American NFL and CFL football coach
  • Allen Crowe (1928-1963), American racecar driver from York, Illinois
  • Admiral William James Crowe Jr. (1925-2007), American Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1985-1989) and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Cameron Crowe (b. 1957), American screenwriter and film director
  • James Dee Crowe (b. 1937), American banjo player and bluegrass band leader
  • Sir Joseph Archer Crowe (1825-1896), English diplomat and art critic
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Crowe Historic Events


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Crowe Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. George Frederick Crowe, aged 30, English Saloon Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking by escaping in life boat 14

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Suggested Readings for the name Crowe


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Suggested Readings for the name Crowe



  • Crowe Family History 1700 to 1972 by Marjorie Seward Cleveland.
  • People of Purpose by Garland Crowe DuPree.
  • Some of the Descendants of Revolutionary Veteran, John Crow, 1740-1830 (including the Crowe Family) by Howard Crosby Smiley.

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Citations


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  1. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 22)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1828
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1835 with 132 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1835

Other References

  1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  2. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  11. ...

The Crowe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Crowe Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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