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  • 1st wife of John Crow (b. - bef.1633)
    John Crow's second wife, Elishua , sailed to Boston on the Elizabeth Bonaparte in late 1633 and purchased a house in Charlestown. John followed in 1635 on the Hopewell, probably with his daughter, Eliz...
  • Abel Ross Crow (deceased)
  • Alexander Crow (1803 - c.1850)
    Birth: 1803 Chatham County North Carolina, USA Death: unknown Marion County Tennessee, USA Married Nancy Dugger on December 4, 1823 in Roane County, Tennessee Died before 1850 census Family lin...
  • Alexander H. Crow (1842 - 1863)
  • Alexander Crow (1806 - 1887)

About the Crow surname

The surname Crow has two distinct possible origins, one English and the other Gaelic Irish. In the first instance, the derivation is from the Middle English "crowe" (Olde English "crawa"), meaning "crow", and originally given as a nickname to someone thought to bear a fancied resemblance to the bird, perhaps someone with particularly dark hair. The surname from this source first appears on record in the latter part of the 12th Century. In Ireland, the surname Crow(e) is used as an Anglicized form of the Old Gaelic patronymic "Mac Enchroe" from an earlier "Mac Conchradha", "son of Conchradha", a personal name containing the element "con", hound.

Variations: Craw, Crowe

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