The name Cryour finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons
. It was given to one who worked as 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 Cryour 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.
Early Origins of the Cryour family
The surname Cryour was first found in Worcestershire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Cryour family
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Cryour Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Cryour has been recorded under many different variations, including Cryer, Cryour, Crier, Criur, Crieur, Crioure and others.
Early Notables of the Cryour family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cryour family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Cryour or a variant listed above: William Cryer who arrived in Maryland in 1722 and Jane Cryer in America in 1755.