Last name: Cripps

This interesting and unusual name, with variant spellings Crispe, Chrisp, Crips, Chrippes and Scripps, derives from the Olde English pre-7th Century word "crisp, cryps", from the Latin "crispus", meaning curly or the curly-haired one, or from the Old French "crespe", curled. Crisp may also be a short form of Crispin, a short form of "Crispinus", the name of the patron saint of shoemakers who was martyred at Soissons, circa 285, from the Latin "crispus" as above. The surname first appears in records in the early 11th Century (see below), and other early recordings include: Henry le Cresp, circa 1200, recorded in Early London Personal Names; Walter Crips, 1273, recorded in the Hundred Rolls of Huntingdonshire; and one Richard Crysp mentioned in the Subsidy Rolls of Worcestershire in 1275. John Marten Cripps (died 1853), an interesting namebearer, was educated at Cambridge, he travelled over Europe and the near East and Naturalised Kohl-rabi, a Russien vegetable. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Benedictus Crispus, which was dated circa 1030, in "Old English Bynames", during the reign of Canute the Dane, Ruler of England, 1016 - 1035. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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Lisa Cripps
My Father was Keith N Cripps from Barrie, actually Angus Ontario, Can. He was one of 16 of which 2 passed in childhood. On was Susie. My Grandfather was Harvey Cripps. Grandmother Annie May Fitchett Cripps. I understand they were Protestant Irish. They were members of what they referred to as "the Club". It was the R.O.O. club. I will try to name all of the Cripps children. Not in order of age. Calvin, Warren, Billy, Ivan, Earl, Russel, Donald, Keith, Jean, Vivian, Madeline, Joyce, Susie. Ok thats all I can remember. Most have passed. I can't even name 25% of my cousins. The family is now mixed with both Catholics and Protestant. Most history will be found in Ontario. My father was the only one to move to the USA. That's all. Hope it was helpful.

Helen Radage
I am looking for a great-uncle by the name of Donald Herbert James Cripps, born 1924. Lived in the UK for a while but emigrated to Australia in 1949. Second eldest of 6 children. My Grandad is Kenneth George Cripps currently living in Berkshire. Any help would be much appreciated, thank you.

James Russell Cripps
I would like to find more imformation for my family tree.My parents are Russell & Reta Cripps.My grandparents were Harvey Cripps and Annie May Fitchett from Angus Ontario

Audra Cripps
My name is Audra Cripps. And I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I know my cousin Zach has done quite a lot of genealogy research into our family name. But has come up at a dead end. It fascinates me, and I would like to dig deeper into my family roots. My Dad is Robert Cripps. My grandfather is Leslie Cripps and my great grandfather was Charles Cripps. I believe my Grandpa is a first generation Canadian, with Great Grandpa being born Wales. Can anyone perhaps let me know if we are indeed related and if so please let me know if I have family overseas. Thank you!

Paige Cripps
Hi my name is Paige my fathers name is coye his father is Ervin and his father is Charles but we called Charlie my dad has two brothers and one sister my grandpa has four brothers and one sister but I know nothing about my great grandpas family I'm from Arkansas and we all lived in Arkansas for as long as I know. I know I have family in California but that's all I know I would just like to know about my family

Holly Johnson
Hi all - I am actually a Morris but I am trying to research the Cripps line of my family tree. My paternal grandfather's paternal grandmother was Mary Ann Cripps (born 1860 in Islewoth, Eng and died 1892 in Eaton Junction, Eng), she was Married to John Morris. Her parents were Charles Cripps and Ester Allnutt. They had two children Charles and David Morris who were willed to an orphanage in Canada after both parents died. The boys were separated and never saw each other again alive. I am at a dead end. I can't find anything about Charles and Ester Cripps - any ideas of where else to look would be great!! I think I found a census from 1871 that is a good lead but I have nothing to verify it with so I hesitate linking it to my info.


Im looking for my dads brothers sisters lived at 74 station road southbank middlesborough my dads b 29 12 43 if any1 can help I have never met any of my dads relation an im 49 now my dad in poor health hes never 4got them

d.b. swayze
.mothers maiden name is cripps. grand father, Charles m. cripps bn. Effie la. usa. @1895. any help is appreciated.

Amanda Cripps
Hi there, I am trying to do a little research on my family background. I am from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and the only thing I really know about the Cripps side of my family is my grandfather (whom passed away June 1980 -6 years before I was born) Michael James Cripps is from New Brunswick and he did have siblings, I am not sure how many, I know of one whom is Molly. Also we are of the Irish decent. If anybody knows any more information that would be greatly appreciated.

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