The CRIPPEN – CRIPPIN
Welcome to my website.
I am working towards creating a One-Name Family History web-site which aims to encourage the connection of individuals who have an interest, however small in the names CRIPPEN and CRIPPIN, worldwide. The exchange of information is welcomed as part of this overall aim.
Doctor Hawley Harvey Crippen – Convicted Murderer
How it all came about
My interest in Genealogy sprang from a degree of frustration; probably one of the more unusual reasons for delving into one’s Family History. During my early working life, as a teenager and young person, it was not uncommon to be asked "Any relation?". I knew of course that they were referring to the infamous Doctor Hawley Harvey CRIPPEN, who had been convicted of murdering his wife. But I didn’t know the answer! Was I related? There are still occasions when I make a new contact that eyebrows are raised or a comment is made. At least now I have a comprehensive answer to give although I still don’t know if I am………"Any relation".
The website title is quite deliberate as there seem to be many unconnected branches with these family names and many unanswered questions.
Are the names CRIPPEN and CRIPPIN two completely different families, without connection?
Where did the names originate?
Who were the first to go to America, Canada and Australia? And Why?
Am I or are you connected to the infamous murdererDoctor Hawley Harvey CRIPPEN?
How long will the names CRIPPEN and CRIPPIN survive, at least in the UK?
© John Crippen, 2000-2005
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