The ancestors of the bearers of the Crunk family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England
. They were first found in the village of Crank in northern Lancashire.
Early Origins of the Crunk family
The surname Crunk was first found in Lancashire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times. The village of Crank is or was near Rainford where there is also Crank Hall and Crank Farm. This would reasonably be the seat of the family name, although they also seemed to have had interest in northern Lancashire
in the Silverdale and Furness areas.
Early History of the Crunk family
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Crunk Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Crunk include Crank, Cranc, Cranke, Cranch and others.
Early Notables of the Crunk family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Crunk family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Crunk or a variant listed above:
Crunk Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Magdaleina Crunk, aged 58, who landed in America, in 1910
Contemporary Notables of the name Crunk (post 1700)
- Tony Crunk, American poet who won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition