The Crittenden Name
The Crittenden Name
This section is of automotive information relating to persons and entities with the Crittenden or Crittendon name.
Schaumburg/Woodstock, Illinois - owner of The Crittenden Automotive Library
Chattanooga, Tennessee - salesman at Mtn View Nissan
plaintiff in precedent-setting legal case
upholsterer from Australia
employee of Covey Motor Car Co. of Portland, Oregon
designer for and financial supporter of the K-R-I-T Motor Car Company
sales manager at Harrison-White Pontiac
A race track in Rochester, New York. Formerly a county fairgrounds, the horse racing track was opened to automobile and motorcycle racing as early as 1906 (based on newspaper references). The track was closed in 1914 when race track betting was restricted, and the owner gave up on the facility.
slot car racing team name used by Bill Crittenden in the mid-1990's
sales agents for Lozier, Pope-Hartford and White automobiles - founded in 1910 by Henry G. Strong
|Date||Media or Collection Name & Details||Files|
|21-23 July 2013||Bailey Crittenden at the 2013 All American Soap Box Derby|
Bill Crittenden of Chattanooga, Tennessee
Photo Collection Page
This section has government reports on places with the Crittenden name. There is a Crittenden County in Arkansas and Kentucky.
|Date||Document Name & Details||Documents|
|16 April 1918||Crittenden v. Murphy|
First Appellate District of California
|Text - 1 page|
|2005-2009||Traffic Safety Facts - Crittenden County, Arkansas - 2005-2009|
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
PDF - 135KB - 4 pages
From Bill Crittenden, Owner of The Crittenden Automotive Library:
The Crittenden name originates in Kent, England.
According to traditional rules of English heraldry, each Crittenden could have their own similar symbols, but the one found most often online and accepted with the name includes a blue escutcheon (the shield most often associated with heraldry) with a silver chevron pointing upwards in the middle of the shield, and three silver estoiles (celestial stars) around the chevron. In English heraldry, outside the escutcheon there would be supporters (animal images on either side of the escutcheon) and a banner that would include the family name.
As I prefer simpler, cleaner styles, the one I have come up with for modern usage is a French style shield without any of the surrounding elements. The only design on the shield is a single large estoile, which I found fitting not only for tradition's sake but also because it symbolizes knowledge. The background color is dark green, which is more significant to me in regards to it's meaning to English automotive history as British Racing Green than it's meaning in English heraldry. Plus, it's my favorite color. As there are no elements outside the escutcheon I've done something completely untraditional and included the name on the escutcheon itself.
||Original Crittenden Name Collection Image, Used April 2011 to May 2012
||May 2012 to Current
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