The name Crowee is of Anglo-Saxon
origin. It was 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 Crowee is derived from the Old English word crowe,
which in turn came from the Old English words crawe
which mean crow.
Early Origins of the Crowee family
The surname Crowee was first found in Norfolk
in eastern England
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times before 1100 A.D.
Early History of the Crowee family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crowee 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 Crowee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Crowee Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Crowee have been found, including Crow, Crowe and others.
Early Notables of the Crowee 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
1611-1683) was an... Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Crowee Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Crowee family to Ireland
Some of the Crowee 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.
Migration of the Crowee family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become powerful new nations. Among early immigrants of the Crowee surname to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were: William Crow who arrived in Plymouth Massachusetts soon after the Mayflower; Henry Crow settled in Virginia in 1636; Adam Crowe settled in Virginia in 1635.