Origin of the Name Crosier
family history was found in the allfamilycrests.com archives.
Over the centuries Surnames developed a wide number of variants. Different spellings of the same name can be traced back to an original root. Additionally when a bearer of a name emigrated it was not uncommon that their original name would be incorrectly transcribed in the record books at their new location. Surnames were also often altered over the years based on how they sounded phonetically and depending on the prevailing political conditions it may have been advantageous to change a name from one language to another.
Variants of the name Crosier
include Crozier, Crosser and Croser. This is a surname ascribed to the very early settlers in Liddesdale. This name is usually of Scottish descent and is found in many ancient manuscripts in that country. Examples of such are a Professor Crosier who was recorded as being a Professor of philosophy at the University of St. Andrews in the year 1410. A William Croyser is recorded as being the Canon of Dunkeld in the year 1424. Names were recorded in these ancient documents to make it easier for their overlords to collect taxes and to keep records of the population at any given time. When the overlords acquired land by either force or gifts from their rulers, they created charters for themselves and their vassals. In Ireland the name is recorded in the Fermanagh census of 1659 as being a principal name. In modern times this name and is variants are more associated with County Armagh.
The Crosier coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all Crosier descendants.