Anglo-Saxon surname that came from the baptismal name Cudbert. Baptismal names began to appear as surnames relatively late in the growth of the naming tradition. This is a little surprising, given the popularity of biblical figures in the Christian countries of Europe. Nevertheless, surnames derived from baptismal names grew in popularity during the Middle Ages, and have become one of the foremost sources for surnames.
Early Origins of the Cruden family
Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Cruden family
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Cruden Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Cruden has been recorded under many different variations, including Crewdson, Crowdson, Croudson, Cruden and others.
Early Notables of the Cruden family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cruden family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Cruden or a variant listed above:
Cruden Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Cruden (post 1700)
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