The Crowill name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. 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 Crowill belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Crowill family
The surname Crowill 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." 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. 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.
Early History of the Crowill family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crowill 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 Crowill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Crowill 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 Crowill has undergone many spelling variations
, including Crowell, Crowel, Croull, Crowill, Crawll and others.
Early Notables of the Crowill family (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 Crowill Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Crowill 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 Crowill were among those contributors: John and Thomas Crowell who settled in Yarmouth around the year 1640; Jane Crowell settled in Virginia in 1635; Michael Crowell settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1733.