were the first to use the name Crayne. It is a name for a person whose was tall, and had long legs. This
, before the name made its way North to Scotland.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crayne research.Another 106 words (8 lines of text) covering the year 1398 is included under the topic Early Crayne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Before the printing press and the first dictionaries appeared, names and other words were often spelled differently every time they were written. Crayne has appeared under the variations Crane, Craine, Crain, Cran, Crann, Crayne and others.
The Scots who crossed the Atlantic were often on the run from poverty as well as persecution. They brought little with them, and often had nothing of their home country to hand down to their children. In the 20th century, Clan
societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations have helped the ancestors of Boernician
Scots to recover their lost national legacy. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Crayne were among those contributors:
Crayne Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Crayne, who settled in Maryland in 1683