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Cruden is an ancient 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.

Cruden Early Origins



The surname Cruden was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from the Middle Ages.

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Cruden Spelling Variations


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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.

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Cruden Early History


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Cruden Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cruden research. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1545, 1546, 1589, 1592, 1676, 1699 and 1770 are included under the topic Early Cruden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cruden Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cruden Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cruden Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

  • John Cruden, who arrived in Virginia in 1792

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cruden (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cruden (post 1700)



  • William H. Cruden, American Republican politician, Delegate to Illinois State Constitutional Convention 11th District, 1920-22; Candidate for Illinois State Senate 11th District, 1922
  • Damian Cruden, British Artistic Director of York Theatre Royal, perhaps best known for his production of Pygmalion, with Sarah Quintrell, June 2006
  • Aaron Cruden (b. 1989), New Zealand rugby union player who has earned 37 caps for the New Zealand All Blacks

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    2. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    3. 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.
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
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    The Cruden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cruden 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.

    This page was last modified on 2 November 2015 at 11:12.

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