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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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.

Jack Cripps
I don't know if this is connected at all but my grandfather was Charles Cripps and his daughter (my auntie) and her children (my cousins) are Johnsons now :) seems like quite a coincidence!

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

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!

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

Cindy Smith (Barrett)
Hello, I stumbled upon your post purely by accident. I am one of Madeline Barrett (Cripps) daughters. Mad is (was) one of your dad's sisters. I am the youngest of 5 kids. My mom passed away in 1996.

scott lalonde
Wow small world! I am madeline cripps (barret) grandson.
My mother is peggy r lalonde (bush). Just saw that my aunt cindy left a reply thought I would too. Midland, Ontario, Canada.

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.

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.

Cindy Smith (Barrett)
Hello, I stumbled upon your post purely by accident. I am one of Madeline Barrett (Cripps) daughters. Mad is (was) one of your dad's sisters. I am the youngest of 5 kids. My mom passed away in 1996.

JenniferCripps
Hello Lisa, I have just come across this. I do believe that we are related. My Grandfather was Calvin. Russ, Earl, Mad, Warren Etc were my dads uncles.

Helen Evans
My maiden name was Cripps. My grandfather was James Cripps born in Manchester but married my grandmother and lived all his life in Skewen South Wales UK.this was back in the 1920s anybody know any history on the Manchester connection he had a brother named Dick and my dad his son was Philip Charles Emrys Cripps.

Jenn Vinsky
I am a Cripps and one part of my family was from Great Britain--from unrevealed parts because they made up their family identity for the most part after they got here, using a work of complete fiction--Cripps the Carrier--that they swore was written about their own people. They were Travellers and it was common for travellers to come over here under that surname. I do know for sure that one of them was Scottish and knew "mouth music"--the Irish got hidden and the English identity was promoted most heavily by some of my aunties.

Isaiah Cripps
Hey Jennifer Vinsky. We're related. Tell me about my ancestry! =)

Yvonne Cripps
Hi ! My name is Yvonne Cripps. My dad is John Cripps born 1922. He lives in Clontarf, Dublin now but was born and raised in Augustine Street/Thomas Street, Dublin 8. He had three sisters (Maura - 91, a nun living in California), Josie living in Dublin and Gaby who died in her 40's. He also had two brothers Austin and Joey. All three were in the shoe business and traded under the family name, just like their father Joseph who had a shop on Augustine Street, Dublin .. Joseph Snr came from Carlow and had a brother Johnny and a sister Annie. He was married to Mary Geoghegan.

Laura ripps
My Grandad is Bernard Christopher Cripps, born 1992 and was raised in Augustine Street, Dublin. His Cousin are Austin and Joey who had the shoe shop and often mentioned a cousin John. But we are not two sure of the family history. Bernard comes from a large family but only him and his brother Jimmy are alive. He now lives in Manchester, England and has done since 1968.

Lisa
I am Lisa Cripps, from Newbury, West Berkshire. My father is Robert and his was Fred. Fred had a large number of brothers and sisters who have largely passed away. There is another couple of Cripps' families in our town, as I went to school with a Chris and Daniel who were around my age and no one in the families were aware of a connection between us.

thomas crips
my name paul ahern my mothers name is ellen cripps her father was thomas cripps born dublin 1912 he had a brother george cripps any help would be helpfull

Peter Cripps
I am Peter Cripps {59} I am from Deptford and my father was from Greenwich [John Cripps] and his father was from Walworth Road [William Cripps] and his father was George Cripps whose family were all from East london. All I know is that they were very poor people,but who wasn't back then? But I do know and proud to say they were all English Londoners without a blemish of any other nationality whasoever.

Sasha Cripps
i am Sasha Cripps from Bristol, England. i am the only Cripps left in my family now, my father Andrew Cripps died along with my mother when i was very small. He came i believe from London, or near London, and had a sister Edwina (who is now a Cook) and another brother, think he was called Tony. Tony married a lady called Doreen and they resided somewhere near London. I think theyre still around although i havent had contact with them for a few years. Other than that I am not aware of any Cripps in my family. I encountered a Cripps family living deep in the Rhondda Valley in Wales, headed by Benny Cripps and have met a lady also residing in Bristol by the name of Ann Cripps altho no connection to me (i encountered her as a customer at work!) Always interesting in finding out more as have little history of my own!

Kassandra Cripps
I am Kassandra Cripps I live an hour away from Toronto Canada. I don't know anyone that isn't in my family that have this last name and have been wondering about its origins also. My grandfather's name is Daniel Cripps and i've been told my family may have come from England.

Andrew Cripps
I am Andrew Cripps from Jolly OLd England - North Kent, about ten miles South East of London Town. My Father was Albert Leslie Cripps and he came from Bromley in Kent. His Mother was Amie Cripps, who was a Cook in Service (Like in Upstairs Downstairs) SHe had a Brother Les and her Father was George Cripps who was a Plasterer - Her Mother was Annie Cripps - they all came from Bromley in Kent but they are all Dead now.

Cecil James Cripps
I am a Cripps from Toronto Canada. My Fathers people came from Pontiac Michigan. He was the first in his family to be bon in Canada. His Father went either by Bert or Albert if anyone knows any way for me to find out anything I'd greatly appreciate it. Cecil Cripps My father's name was John Edmond Jerome Albert cripps