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Re: Origin of the Screws name
Posted by: David Allison Date: May 25, 2001 at 08:51:55
In Reply to: Origin of the Screws name by Patricia A. Ruhe of 217

On the origin:
Crews, Screws sound the same in Devon.
S Crews (Cruse) = servant of the cross, or servant of Christ.
Could be from: Cruwys, Scruwys.
Could be from St. Crews.
Name is also spelled Crews, Cruse, Scruse, Crewes, Screwes etc.
Origin, believe Devon, most likely Norman.
Could be a new world spelling of Crews family. Scruse, Screws could then have returned to England, then to other colonies. Scruse/Screws families are in England, South Africa and Australia.
I like servant of Christ.


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