Cresswell Coat of Arms
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Origin, Meaning, Family History and Cresswell Coat of Arms and Family Crest
The surname Cresswell (or Creswell), a local name of “of Cresswell”. Parishes in Northumerland and Stafford bear this name. The name derives from the Old English word cærse, meaning watercress, and well, meaning spring/stream.
Early notables include Thomas de Cresswell of Stafford during the reign of Henry III and Edward I (source: Testa de Ville, Henry de Creswell during the reign of Henry I (source: Placita de Quo Warranto), Robert Cresswyle in county Derby recorded in 1273 in the Hundreds Rolls, Ricardus Creswill recording in 1379, Emmot Creswyll recorded in 1379, and John Creswell in York in 1581. Joseph Creswell (1557-1623) was an English Jesuit priest. Sir Cresswell Cresswell (1794-1863) was an English lawyer and politician.
The family motto is Cressa tie careat, which means “Let not Cressa want”.
Cresswell Coat of Arms Meaning
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