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The origins of the Crutcher name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived near a crossroads. The name is derived from the Old English word crouch, and/or cruc.

Crutcher Early Origins



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

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Crutcher Spelling Variations


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Crutcher Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Crutcher were recorded, including Crouch, Crooch, Croucher, Croutch, Crowch, Crowcher, Crouche and many more.

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Crutcher Early History


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Crutcher Early History



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

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Crutcher Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Crutcher Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Crutcher family emigrate to North America: Richard, Nicholas, Richard, and Thomas Crouch who settled in Virginia in 1623; followed by Eliza in 1653; William Crouch settled in Charlestown in 1654.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Crutcher (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Crutcher (post 1700)



  • William M. Crutcher, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 22nd District, 1875-77 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Thomas E. Crutcher, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1888 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Thomas Crutcher, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1868 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Thomas Crutcher (1760-1844), American politician, Mayor of Nashville, Tennessee, 1819-20 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Ron Crutcher, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 3rd District, 1986, 1988 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • R. L. Crutcher, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1940 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John William Crutcher (b. 1916), American Republican politician, Member of Kansas State Senate, 1953-57; Lieutenant Governor of Kansas, 1965-69 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Suggested Readings for the name Crutcher


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Suggested Readings for the name Crutcher



  • Crutcher Families by William Greer Peck.
  • Descendants of Thomas Crutcher, Died 1722, Essex County, Virginia by Elizabeth W. McNamara.

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Crutcher Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  2. 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.
  3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
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The Crutcher Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Crutcher 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.

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