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The name Cry is Anglo-Saxon in origin. It was a name given to a town crier, or for an officer of a court who made public announcements. These offices were important in the Middle Ages, since the majority of the population were illiterate; thus information could only be spread among the common people through verbal means. The surname Cry is derived from the Old English word criere, which in turn came from the Old French word criere, which was the nominative case of the word crieur, which means crier.

Cry Early Origins



The surname Cry was first found in Worcestershire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Cry Spelling Variations


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Cry Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Cry include Cryer, Cryour, Crier, Criur, Crieur, Crioure and others.

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Cry Early History


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Cry Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cry research. Another 123 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1221, 1269, 1379, 1590 and 1788 are included under the topic Early Cry History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cry Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cry Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cry Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Cry were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: William Cryer who arrived in Maryland in 1722 and Jane Cryer in America in 1755.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    9. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
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    The Cry Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cry Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 4 December 2014 at 14:23.

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