Crutcher History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Crutcher family

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

Important Dates for the Crutcher family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crutcher research. Another 114 words (8 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Crutcher family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Crutcher family

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.

Contemporary Notables of the name Crutcher (post 1700)

  • William M. Crutcher, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 22nd District, 1875-77 [1]
  • Thomas E. Crutcher, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1888 [1]
  • Thomas Crutcher, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1868 [1]
  • Thomas Crutcher (1760-1844), American politician, Mayor of Nashville, Tennessee, 1819-20 [1]
  • Ron Crutcher, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 3rd District, 1986, 1988 [1]
  • R. L. Crutcher, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1940 [1]
  • John William Crutcher (b. 1916), American Republican politician, Member of Kansas State Senate, 1953-57; Lieutenant Governor of Kansas, 1965-69 [1]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from
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