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The present generation of the Crowell family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in either the settlement of Crowell, which is in the county of Oxfordshire, or in the place of the same name in Spofforth in the West Riding of Yorkshire. The latter settlement no longer exists. The surname Crowell belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Crowell Early Origins



The surname Crowell was first found in Oxfordshire at Crowell, a parish, in the union of Thame, hundred of Lewknor. However, Walmer in Kent was also home to some of the family since early times. "Near the church is a deep fosse, with other vestiges of ancient intrenchments; and in the churchyard several stone coffins were discovered about 50 years since, supposed to have belonged to the Crowl family, of whom Sir Nicholas, in the reign of Edward I., erected a mansion in the village, of which there are still some remains." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list Robert de Croule in Worcestershire and Richard de Crowell, or Richard de Crol in Lincolnshire. Later the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 listed Johannes de Crull and Thomas de Crull. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Crowle is a small town and civil parish on the Isle of Axholme in Lincolnshire and a parish in Worcestershire. The Crowle spelling of the name is today most numerous in Cornwall.

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Crowell Spelling Variations


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Crowell Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Crowell include Crowell, Crowel, Croull, Crowill, Crawll and others.

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Crowell Early History


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Crowell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crowell research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1657, 1661, 1679, 1754, 1757, 1724 and 1747 are included under the topic Early Crowell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Crowell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Crowell Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Alderman George Crowle, English politician, Sheriff of Kingston upon Hull in 1657, and mayor in 1661 and 1679 and his grandson, Richard Crowle, an...

Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Crowell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Crowell were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Crowell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jane Crowell settled in Virginia in 1635
  • John and Thomas Crowell who settled in Yarmouth around the year 1640
  • Jane Crowell, who landed in Virginia in 1653

Crowell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Mich, Crowell Sr., who landed in Pennsylvania in 1730
  • John Mich Crowell, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Michael Crowell settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1733

Crowell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Crowell settled in New York in 1822
  • P. Crowell and Mrs. Crowell settled in Nantucket Massachusetts in 1823
  • C Crowell, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Mrs. William H Crowell, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • E Crowell, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Crowell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Crowell (aged 21), a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Hooghly"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Crowell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Crowell (post 1700)



  • C. Parker Crowell (b. 1959), American architect
  • William C. Crowell (1871-1951), American architect and builder
  • William "Billy" Theodore Crowell (1865-1935), American Major League Baseball pitcher (1887-1888)
  • Minot Joy Crowell (1892-1962), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Isaiah Crowell (b. 1993), American football running back
  • Gentry Crowell (1932-1989), American politician, Tennessee Secretary of State
  • Germane L. Crowell (b. 1976), former American football wide receiver
  • John Franklin Crowell (1857-1931), American educator, president of Trinity College (now Duke University)
  • John Crowell (1801-1883), American politician, U.S. Representative from Ohio
  • John Crowell (1780-1846), American Delegate from Alabama Territory
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Crowell Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, 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)

Other References

  1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
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The Crowell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Crowell 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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