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The name Crutch is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived near a crossroads. The name is derived from the Old English word crouch, and/or cruc.

Crutch Early Origins



The surname Crutch was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Crutch Spelling Variations


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Crutch Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Crutch has been spelled many different ways, including Crouch, Crooch, Croucher, Croutch, Crowch, Crowcher, Crouche and many more.

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Crutch Early History


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Crutch Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crutch research. Another 227 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1607, 1679, 1660 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Crutch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Crutch Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Crutch Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Crutch 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Crutch Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charles Crutch, aged 25, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ballochmyle" in 1874
  • Rhoda Crutch, aged 29, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ballochmyle" in 1874
  • Annie Crutch, aged 1, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ballochmyle" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Crutch (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Crutch (post 1700)



  • William Crutch, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Litchfield, 1918
  • Aaron Crutch, American politician, Warden (Borough President) of Litchfield, Connecticut, 1904-11

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. 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.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
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    The Crutch Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Crutch 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 11:18.

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