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Is Petticrew Scottish?

A.Petticrew (View posts)
Posted: 14 Sep 2000 8:55PM GMT
I was recently at a midival fair where there
was a heritage booth. There I looked up the
last name of Petticrew. At this particular booth
they said that the name was of Scottish decent.
If anyone knows if this is true please reply.

petticrew name

rob tudor (View posts)
Posted: 5 Nov 2000 12:00PM GMT
My grandfather was born in Scotland,his name was John Petticrew. He had thought it was scottish most of his life until someone had suggested it might be an old French name. My grandfather was born in 1889 his parents were from Clydebank Scotland. I don't know if this helps you at all, at least I hope it is interesting

Petticrew name ...

Gary Petticrew (View posts)
Posted: 15 Jan 2001 9:24AM GMT
Rob,

I have traced my Petticrew geneology back to a David Petticrew (Pettigrue) to Lanark Scotland, mid to late 1600s. I have this from my geneology starting with David's sons David and James who after a 20-30 year stay in Ireland, can to America, James first then David around 1780.

Here's a portion of what I know of Scotland stuff ... if you have specifics you want to know ... hit me with an E-mail.

Gary Petticrew

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Records from Parish Register, Barony F. L.D.S film #14505 pt.6, 932-938

The Petticrews are of Scotch-Irish ancestry with the name appearing in Lanark shire, Scotland as early as 1296. Some of the family went to Ulster, Ireland in the 17th century. In Ireland, the name was spelled Petticrew. Other spellings include Petticrue, Pettigrew, Pettycrew, Petigru.

There are two possibilities for the name origin; it could have been a "place" where the family lived, as "in the meadow at the edge of the wood near the crains" or it could have been a family "trait", i.e., one of the earlier Huguenot immigrant families where the name is derived from the French "petit cre" meaning small growth or small stature.

Whatever the case for the origin of the name Petticrew, David Petticrew's name was spelled Pettigrue in the LDS records. On the tombstone of his son, David Petticrew, buried in the Hanover Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Hanover Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania in 1784, it is spelled, "Pettecrew." Almost all of the American descendants of this David Petticrew through today, maintain the spelling as Petticrew.

I'd like to hear from you!

Is Petticrew Scottish ...

Gary Petticrew (View posts)
Posted: 15 Jan 2001 9:27AM GMT
I have traced my Petticrew geneology back to a David Petticrew (Pettigrue) to Lanark Scotland, mid to late 1600s. I have this from my geneology starting with David's sons David and James who after a 20-30 year stay in Ireland, can to America, James first then David around 1780.

Here's a portion of what I know of Scotland stuff ... if you have specifics you want to know ... hit me with an E-mail.

Gary Petticrew

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Records from Parish Register, Barony F. L.D.S film #14505 pt.6, 932-938

The Petticrews are of Scotch-Irish ancestry with the name appearing in Lanark shire, Scotland as early as 1296. Some of the family went to Ulster, Ireland in the 17th century. In Ireland, the name was spelled Petticrew. Other spellings include Petticrue, Pettigrew, Pettycrew, Petigru.

There are two possibilities for the name origin; it could have been a "place" where the family lived, as "in the meadow at the edge of the wood near the crains" or it could have been a family "trait", i.e., one of the earlier Huguenot immigrant families where the name is derived from the French "petit cre" meaning small growth or small stature.

Whatever the case for the origin of the name Petticrew, David Petticrew's name was spelled Pettigrue in the LDS records. On the tombstone of his son, David Petticrew, buried in the Hanover Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Hanover Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania in 1784, it is spelled, "Pettecrew." Almost all of the American descendants of this David Petticrew through today, maintain the spelling as Petticrew.

I'd like to hear from you!

John Petticrew

Posted: 11 Mar 2001 6:04AM GMT
Edited: 28 Jun 2001 8:13PM GMT
I've appreciated the information from Gary Petticrew about the early line in America. It certainly comports with the 1790 census records for Dauphin County, PA, in which John Pettycrew, a second John Pettycrew, and James and William appear. I also read the Revolutionary War pension record for John Petticrew (S29374) at the National Archives last week; it provides fascinating information, as follows. However, nowhere is he identified with a middle name of "Finley" or with an initial.

His narrative, signed with his mark, indicates that he was born in Ireland on Mar. 20 1758 (he states that the date came from his father's bible), lived in Lancaster County PA, Rockbridge County, VA and Montgomery County Ohio and "now lives in the Territory of Michigan" in 1833, the year of his application. He enlisted in the Revolutionary Army on June 10, 1776 under the command of Brig. Gen'l Fland (or Iland-hard to read)and Col James Cunningham and served in the Battle of Long Island, Westchester, and White Plains. He was discharged from his 6 month commitment on Dec. 10, 1776 after crossing the Delaware River with Washington's troops. He re-enlisted in 1777 and served in the left wing of the army at the battle of Brandywine under General Porter, Col. Watson, and Capt. Ambrose Crane. He also relates serving in three conflicts against the Indians and an accompanying statement says that he "behaved as a good soldier". His pension record was filed in LaGrange township, Cass County, Michigan in 1833 and acted upon in 1834. (The Pension Act of 1832 had made benefits available.) The 1840 Michigan Territory census lists John F. Petticrew (a male between ages 30-40)in LaGrange, Cass County on p. 214. presumably, he had gone to live with his family and died there in 1838 (Patriot Index, DAR, which also lists wife as "Elizabeth"). A second John Petticrew with 5 children appears in Jefferson Township, Cass County in the 1840 census on p. 226. He also is 30-40 years old.

Any information to verify that John Petticrew who filed this pension application is the same person as John "Finley" Petticrew, as noted by some family historians, is appreciated.
Alan

John Finley Petticrew

Gary Petticrew (View posts)
Posted: 16 Mar 2001 8:17AM GMT
Alan,

I have a photograph of John Finley Petticrew's
tombstone in Brookside Cemetery outside of
Cassopolis, Cass County Michigan. On the
side of the stone is his full name John Finley
Petticrew. This is the John Finley Petticrew
who completed the Pension Application. In the
Rockbridge Co., VA records, he was frequently
shown as John, Sr., to distinguish him from
his Uncle James' son John. I believe from
records that "uncle James" was the brother
of David Petticrew, (b. 1713, d. 1784)
of Hanover Township, Dauphin County (then
Lancaster County) Pennsylvania who was
John Finley's father.

John Finley also had a son who lived in
Michigan whose name was John F. Jr. Petticrew.

Go to the following web-site to see a photo
of John Finley Petticrew's tombstone. Don't
believe the "Petticrew/Pettigrew" geneaologies
listed there. They are inaccurate. Some
are close to true but a lot is not!

//home.att.net/~martinez.hain/HAIN_genealogy/WC_TOC.HTM

Gary

Re: petticrew name

Karen Koenig (View posts)
Posted: 17 Jan 2002 12:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
Rob, Don't forget John's middle name was "Stevens" after his Mom's side of the family. So where did that come from?

Re: petticrew name

Posted: 25 Feb 2006 11:14AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 25 Feb 2006 11:15AM GMT
Surnames: Petticrew, Stevens
My mother's grandfather was John Petticrew (b circa 1849, Tarbolton, Ayrshire), married to Margaret Stevens (b circa 1845, Catrine, Ayrshire). They had a son John born circa 1872 (middle name unknown, born Catrine).

Could there be any connection with the Petticrews you have been discussing?

Re: petticrew name

Posted: 3 Nov 2009 8:57PM GMT
Classification: Query
It's probably too late now to join in this discussion, but just in case someone out there is still reading this thread, my Petticrews/Pettigrews were from the Belfast area of Northern Ireland, but came to Scotland - the land of their forefathers, I believe! - in the 1830s. I researched my line back in the 1980s and wrote an article about my researches for the Ulster family-history journal FAMILIA, and I thought that was that. End of story.

Very recently, however, I have made a few new discoveries, of which the main one is that my 3 x great-grandmother Jane Petticrew (née Murray) who brought her kids over to Scotland after she was widowed also had two sons called William and John Pettigrew who emigrated to the States - so I should have a whole heap of "cousins" out there by now. After Jane became a widow for the second time (she remarried in Scotland in 1838) she was admitted to the poorhouse in Jedburgh in the Scottish Borders (in 1863) and she was interrogated about her family circumstances and forced to list all her children from her 1st marriage and their whereabouts. The Jedburgh Poor Law Records have just been put onto a CD by the Borders Family History Society, Jane is in there, I've just read her testimony, and that's how I know about the Pettigrews in the States. William and John would have been born between about 1815 and 1821, but as to where they settled - I have no idea! Their mother says they were both married.

Harry (in Edinburgh, Scotland)
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