In ancient Anglo-Saxon England
, the ancestors of the Crutchley surname lived as dwellers at the crosslea.
The surname Crutchley originally derived from the Old English word cruche
which meant cross
Early Origins of the Crutchley family
The surname Crutchley was first found in Lancashire
where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Crutchley family
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Crutchley Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Crutchley are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Crutchley include: Critchley, Critchlie, Critchlow, Crichley, Crichlie, Crichly, Critchly, Crichlow, Crichelow, Cricheley, Crichelie, Crichely, Cretchley, Cretchlie, Cretchleigh, Critchleigh, Crichleigh, Cretchlow, Critchloe and many more.
Early Notables of the Crutchley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Crutchley family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Crutchley or a variant listed above:
Crutchley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Crutchley, who arrived in Maryland or Virginia in 1671 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Crutchley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Ebenezer Crutchley, aged 1, who emigrated to the United States from England, in 1892
- Emily Crutchley, aged 21, who landed in America from England, in 1892
- Mary Crutchley, aged 24, who settled in America, in 1893
Crutchley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Euphrates Crutchley, aged 22, who emigrated to America from Hantey, England, in 1913
- Maloina Crutchley, aged 26, who landed in America from Hantey, England, in 1913
- William Henry Crutchley, aged 46, who landed in America from Hanley, England, in 1914
- Stuart Crutchley, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States, in 1918
- Wm. Crutchley, who emigrated to America, in 1919
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Crutchley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Elizabeth Crutchley, aged 30, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nabob"
Contemporary Notables of the name Crutchley (post 1700)
- George F. Crutchley, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1912 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Ronald "Ron" Crutchley (1922-1987), English footballer
- Rosalie Crutchley (1920-1997), English actress
- Gerald Edward Victor Crutchley (1890-1969), English cricketer
- Josh Crutchley (b. 1987), British professional basketball player
- Admiral Sir Victor Alexander Charles Crutchley VC, KCB, DSC, DL, RN (1893-1986), British admiral in World War II, recipient of the Victoria Cross