Saturday, November 14, 2009
On this damp & chilly Surname Saturday I thought I would continue to highlight our Crouch line.
Crouch, from the Latin crux and Middle English crouch, Old English cruc ‘cross’ (a word that was replaced in Middle English by the word cross, from Old Norse kross), is applied as a topographic name for someone who lived by a cross.
It is English in origin with one of the earliest references being made to Thomas Crouch who is listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Essex (1329).Some of the first Crouch settlers in the states were Richard, Nicholas, and Thomas Crouch who settled in Virginia in 1623.
Our ancestor was Jesse Crouch (b.1760 in Stafford VA) who married Mary Sarah Nance.
Their daughter, Martha "Patsy" Crouch ( b. May 1797) married William Isaac King on 2 Aug 1819 in Washington Co. TN.