The name Crowie comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It was a 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 Crowie 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 Crowie family
The surname Crowie 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 Crowie family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crowie 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 Crowie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Crowie Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Crowie has undergone many spelling variations
, including Crow, Crowe and others.
Early Notables of the Crowie 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 Crowie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Crowie family to Ireland
Some of the Crowie 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 Crowie family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Crowie were among those contributors: 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.