Crispell Family Association - Welcome!
to a large and historic family is an amazing voyage. When it's a voyage you can
trace through more than 12 generations and 400 years, it's astounding. Americans
with ties to the Crispell family are among those with such a richly documented
The journey of Crispells in America began in 1660 when a
25-year-old man named Antoine and his bride of six months took an arduous trip
across the Atlantic to escape the tyranny of a Catholic monarchy in their native
France. They settled in the mid-Hudson Valley area at a time when Europeans were
just beginning to make inroads into what was to them a new world full of hope.
That hope has been realized. Antoine and his wife Maria
started a family whose beginning in the Hurley-Kingston area of New York State
now spreads from coast to coast. Even the family name is diverse, with spellings
ranging from Chrispell to Crespel to Crespelle (We have on record at least 13
different spellings). However you spell it, though,
and wherever you are, Crispells are connected.
We invite you to join our ongoing voyage. Please explore our
site to learn much more. Sign our guest book. And if you have information about
the family to share, please get in touch at President@crispellfamily.org.
Mission of the Crispell Family Association:
|To maintain the genealogy of the Crispell family|
|To maintain the French Church on Huguenot Street in New Paltz|
|To pursue and maintain connections among Crispells everywhere|
|To document and preserve the family history in America|