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Crayne History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English , Scottish


The descendants of a Boernician family in ancient Scotland were the first to use the name Crayne. It is a name for a person whose was tall, and had long legs. This nickname derived from the Old English words cranuc, and cornuc, which mean crane.


Early Origins of the Crayne family


The surname Crayne was first found in Suffolk, England, before the name made its way North to Scotland.

Early History of the Crayne family


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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.

Crayne Spelling Variations


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.

Early Notables of the Crayne family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Crayne family to Ireland


Some of the Crayne family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 63 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Crayne family to the New World and Oceana


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

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