Early Origins of the Croyle family
The surname Croyle was first found in Sussex
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy
, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron
, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England
to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant
of the lands of Ashburhnham by Sir Robert de Cruel, who held from Count Eu, who was recorded in the Domesday Book
census of 1086. They were from Criel sur Mer in the arrondisement of Dieppe. In 1870 the walls of the castle were still standing.
Early History of the Croyle family
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Croyle Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Cruel, Criel, Criell, Cryell, Criol, Crioll, Cryel, Cryall, Cryll, Cryl, d'Criel, Crial, D'Crial, De Crow, Deicrow, DeCrow, Cryal, Kriel, Kryel, Kryell, Kriell and many more.
Early Notables of the Croyle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Croyle family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..
Contemporary Notables of the name Croyle (post 1700)
- John Brodie Croyle (b. 1983), American former NFL football quarterback
- Jacob Croyle Stineman (1841-1913), American Republican politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 35th District, 1897-1908, 1913; Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1908 CITATION[CLOSE]
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