Cramond History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Cramond family

The surname Cramond was first found in at Cramond, a village and parish on the outskirts of suburban Edinburgh. "This place derived its name, originally Caer Amon, from the erection of a fortress on the river Amon or Almond at its influx into the Frith of Forth. [1]

Cramond Roman Fort is a Roman-Era archaeological site at Cramond here "coins and other relics of antiquity, it is supposed to have been a Roman station, and the port through which that people obtained supplies of grain for their army." [1]

Important Dates for the Cramond family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cramond research. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1296 and 1505 are included under the topic Early Cramond History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cramond Spelling Variations

In Medieval times, spelling and translation were not nearly so highly developed as today. They were generally carried out according to the sound and intuition of the bearer. For that reason spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. Cramond has been spelled Cramond, Crammond, Crawmont, Crawmond, Cramund, Gramond and many more.

Early Notables of the Cramond family (pre 1700)

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Cramond migration to the United States

Unrest, poverty, and persecution caused thousands to look for opportunity and freedom in the North American colonies. The crossing was long, overcrowded, and unsanitary, though, and came only at great expense. Many Strathclyde families settled on the east coast of North America in communities that would form the backbone of what would become the great nations of the United States and Canada. The American War of Independence caused those who remained loyal to England to move north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the 20th century, Strathclyde and other Scottish families across North America began to recover their collective heritage through highland games and Clan societies. Among them:

Cramond Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • James Cramond, who settled in Philadelphia in 1795

Cramond migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Cramond Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Cramond, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Kingston" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 29th December 1858 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Cramond (post 1700)

  • Walter Cramond, American Democrat politician, Democratic-Farmer-Labor Candidate for Presidential Elector for Minnesota, 1956 [3]
  • Dr. William Cramond, Stirling University
  • Ronald Cramond, Parliamentary Secretary

Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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