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Crutchfield History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Crutchfield is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived near a crossroads. The name is derived from the Old English word crouch, and/or cruc.

Early Origins of the Crutchfield family

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

Early History of the Crutchfield family

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Crutchfield Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Crutchfield family name include Crouch, Crooch, Croucher, Croutch, Crowch, Crowcher, Crouche and many more.

Early Notables of the Crutchfield family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Crutchfield family to the New World and Oceana

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Crutchfield surname or a spelling variation of the name include: 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 Crutchfield (post 1700)

  • William Ward Crutchfield (1928-2016), American politician, Member of the Tennessee Senate (1985-2007), Member of the Tennessee House of Representatives (1961-1963)
  • Oscar Minor Crutchfield (1800-1861), Virginia politician
  • Wellington Nathaniel Crutchfield (b. 1976), former American football cornerback
  • Alexander Crutchfield, American businessman, financier and investor
  • Shireen Elaine Crutchfield (b. 1970), American actress
  • Ward Crutchfield (b. 1928), American Tennessee politician
  • Robin Crutchfield, American artist
  • Will Crutchfield, noted American conductor, musicologist, and vocal coach
  • Stapleton Crutchfield, American soldier who served as a Confederate artillerist in the American Civil War
  • John William Crutchfield (1910-1993), All-Star American baseball player
  • ... (Another 17 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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