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Where did the English Cram family come from? What is the English Cram family crest and coat of arms? When did the Cram family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Cram family history?The origins of the Cram name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in Worcester. The surname is derived from the word Crump, which originated as a nickname for a person who was crooked in the physical sense of stooping with age or illness.
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Cram were recorded, including Cramp, Cram, Cromp, Crompe, Cramb, Crampe, Crame and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cram research. Another 253 words(18 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1275, 1523, and 1610 are included under the topic Early Cram History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Cram Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Cram family emigrate to North America:
Cram Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Cram Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Cram Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Fide et amore
Motto Translation: By fidelity and love.
The Cram Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cram Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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