Guild of One-Name Studies
One-name studies, Genealogy
My Cruddas study is very new, from the basic, which I did a few years ago, to only a few weeks ago when I joined the Guild and decided to go ahead. I have a lot of data to enter, so this will be a slow process, but I'll get there. I am still learning about the site and as I am not very computer literate, this too, will be slow.
I have gathered the 1939 Register on Cruddas, Croudace and Cruddace and also a more up to date list which I think may be the electoral roll of a few years ago, as I know at least one relative who has died and another who has moved. This will be my big, on going project to contact as many of these people as possible, there are 395 of them, 86 of whom are families, thankfully.
The name, it seems, originates in Scotland, and comes from the name Carruthers, but I have yet to prove that to myself, although I would like it to be true as my male line is Scottish. But, the main gathering of the Cruddas people has always been in the North East of England, around the Newcastle area, Co Durham and north Yorkshire. My family come from the Penshaw, Chester le Street, New Herrington but a couple or three generations back a grandparent was born in Northumberland.
Sadly my only remaining male relative I feel I could ask to take a DNA test (the other is in his late 90's), is reluctant to do so. So, in that event I have taken one myself and am waiting to see where that leads, if anywhere. John has now taken a Y-DNA test, but that has not brought us any further as nowhere amoungs his matches is the name Cruddas!
I have a Cruddas Genealogy Group Facebook page, which I am hoping to build, only about 12 members at the moment and I have just started a blog. But, the name isn't common and I can't find anyone else who is really interested, but I live in hopes.
So, watch this space, it may very well just grow!
My autosomal Family Finder DNA test has given me quite a few matches, but again none that are easily related to Cruddas, however I have just received my Ancestry results and YES we are there, even the correct family line back to my gggg grandfather! At last a result!!
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