Crewe Surname Origin
(Anglo-Saxon) Belonging to Crewe or Dweller at a Cattle-Pen or Cattle-Fold [Dialect English: Old Welsh creu, crau, a pen, sty, hut = Gaelic and Irish cro, a fold, pen]. (Origin Celtic) 1. Dweller at a tree [Gaelic and Irish craebh, craobh]. 2. a shortened form of Carew. (Anglo-French-Latin) Rough, Coarse, HArsh [French cru/crue, Latin crud-us].
Source: Surnames of the United Kingdom, A Concise Etymological Dictionary; Henry Harrison; Vol.1 & 2.; The Eaton Press, 190 Ebury Street, London, S.W; 1912.
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