The ancient history of the Crutchlow name begins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the family resided as dwellers at the crosslea.
The surname Crutchlow originally derived from the Old English word cruche
which meant cross
Early Origins of the Crutchlow family
The surname Crutchlow was first found in Lancashire
where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Crutchlow family
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Crutchlow Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Crutchlow 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 Crutchlow family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Crutchlow family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Crutchlow or a variant listed above: William Critchlow, who settled in Barbados in 1680; with his wife, two children, and servants; Henry and Thomas Critchley, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1866 and 1875 respectively. In Newfoundland, James Critchley settled in Greenspond in 1841..
Contemporary Notables of the name Crutchlow (post 1700)
- Ernie Crutchlow (b. 1948), English cyclist at the 1972 Summer Olympics
- Cal Crutchlow (b. 1985), British professional motorcycle road racer