Irish Surname - Crosby
Origin of the Irish surname Crosby and its variations
The Irish surname Crosby is derived from the Old Norse name "Krossabýr," which means "cross farm." The name is primarily associated with the province of Munster in the southern part of Ireland, where it has been present since the 12th century.
Today, individuals with the surname Crosby can be found throughout Ireland as well as in other parts of the world, including the United States, Canada, and Australia. Variations of the name include Crosbie, Crosley, Crossby, and Crossley.
Famous People with the Surname Crosby
- Bing Crosby: An American singer and actor who lived during the 20th century. Crosby was one of the most popular and successful entertainers of his time, and his recordings of songs such as "White Christmas" and "Silent Night" are still widely played today.
- Fanny Crosby: An American hymnist who lived during the 19th century. Crosby wrote thousands of hymns during her lifetime, many of which are still sung in churches today.
Variations of the Irish Surname Crosby
- Crosbie: This variation of the surname is primarily found in Ireland and England. Notable individuals with this spelling include Irish politician John Crosbie and English artist William Crosbie.
- Crosley: This variation of the surname is primarily found in the United States. Famous individuals with this spelling include American inventor Powel Crosley Jr. and American football player Brent Crosley.
- Crossby: This variation of the surname is primarily found in the United States. Notable individuals with this spelling include American football player Sidney Crosby and American comedian Norm Crosby.
Crosby Coat of Arms
The Crosby coat of arms features a shield with three silver crosses on a blue background. The crest features a silver unicorn.
Crosby MottoThe motto associated with the Crosby family is "Justus Esto et Non Metue," which means "Be just and fear not."
There is often limited information available on a specific coat of arms and motto for an Irish surname. Sometimes there are many variations, sometimes none, we have compiled a representative, but by no means exhaustive, selection. Please visit our Coat of Arms and Motto page for more information.
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