Critchlow Family History
Critchlow Name Meaning
English: habitational name from Croichlow in Bury (Lancashire) recorded in the surname de Cruchelowe in 1324 and Croichelay in 156 The name is perhaps also derived from Crouchley Farm in Lymm (Cheshire) though this name is of uncertain age; or from an unidentified place in southern England whose name has a similar origin (from the British Celtic crouco- ‘hill barrow’ in an English guise + Old English hlāw hlǣw ‘hill barrow’). The original -low has sometimes been replaced with -ley (compare Critchley ).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press