as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that county.
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Crux has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Crux have been found, including Crux, Cryx, Crucks, Crycks and others.
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Cruxs to arrive on North American shores:
Crux Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Thomas Crux, who settled in New York in 1829
- Richard Crux, who settled in New York in 1830
Crux Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- George Chas. Crux, aged 25, who settled in America from London, in 1903
- Emilio Crux, aged 50, who emigrated to the United States, in 1917
- Fransisco Crux, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1924
Crux Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
- William S. A. Crux, aged 46, who emigrated to Manitoba, Canada, in 1910