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The ancient name of Crye finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from a name for 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 Crye 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.

Crye Early Origins



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

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Crye Spelling Variations


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Crye 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 Crye family name include Cryer, Cryour, Crier, Criur, Crieur, Crioure and others.

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Crye Early History


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Crye Early History



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

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Crye Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Crye Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, 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 Crye surname or a spelling variation of the name include :

Crye Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Crye, aged 24, who settled in America from Antwerp, in 1892

Crye Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Thomas Arthur Crye, aged 23, who landed in America from Andrcai, Isle of Man, in 1910
  • Thomas Arthur Crye, aged 26, who emigrated to America from Andreas Dofman, England, in 1912
  • Sarah Jane Crye, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States from Ballayockey, Isle of Man, in 1922

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Contemporary Notables of the name Crye (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Crye (post 1700)



  • Christian Crye, American television documentary director
  • John B. Crye, American actor

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Crye Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Crye 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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