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The Halcrow family name comes from a place name that was first used among the Viking settlers who arrived in the shores of Scotland in the Middle Ages. The Halcrow name comes from someone having lived in Halcro, in South Ronaldsey, Orkney. The place-name is taken from the place-name Halcro in Caithness, where the family originated.

Halcrow Early Origins



The surname Halcrow was first found in Caithness (Gaelic: Gallaibh), the northern tip of Scotland, a Norse/Viking controlled region from the 9th century, which became the Earldom of Caithness, in Scotland where they held a family seat from ancient times, and where family tradition claims that they are descended from the natural son of King Sverrir of Norway. At early times the family migrated to South Ronaldsay where they gave their name to the lands called Halcro. Today Halcrow is a hamlet in northern Manitoba, Canada, but the origin of the place is unknown.

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Halcrow Spelling Variations


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Halcrow Spelling Variations



Translation and spelling were non-standardized practices in the Middle Ages, so scribes had only their ears to rely on. This was a practice of extremely limited efficiency, and spelling variations in names, even within a single document, were the result. Over the years, Halcrow has appeared Halcroe, Halcro, Halcrow, Halcrough, Hacro, Hawcro, Halkrawe, Haucro and many more.

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Halcrow Early History


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Halcrow Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Halcrow research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1492, 1534 and 1640 are included under the topic Early Halcrow History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Halcrow Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Halcrow Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Halcrow 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Halcrow Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Halcrow, aged 34, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Soukar" in 1874
  • Mary Halcrow, aged 26, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Soukar" in 1874
  • John Robert Halcrow, aged 8, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Soukar" in 1874
  • Mary J. Halcrow, aged 4, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Soukar" in 1874
  • Henry Halcrow, aged 2, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Soukar" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Halcrow (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Halcrow (post 1700)



  • Sir William Halcrow (1883-1958), English civil engineer, best remembered for his expertise in the design of tunnels and for projects during the Second World War, founder of Halcrow, an engineering consultancy company in the United Kingdom, with over 8,000 employees

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    8. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    9. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Halcrow Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Halcrow 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 24 January 2016 at 20:29.

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