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Crombie Surname History



The ancestors of the name Crombie come from the ancient Scottish tribe known as the Dalriadans. They lived along the rugged west coast of Scotland and on the Hebrides islands and used the name to indicate a person who lived in the place Crombie, in the parish of Aucterless in the shire of Aberdeen. The place-name Crombie was originally derived from the Gaelic term "crom," which means "crooked."

The Cromarty variant probably hails from Cromarty, a burgh of barony, sea-port, and parish, in the county of Ross and Cromarty, 175 miles from Edinburgh. "This place, of which the Gaelic name, Crom Ba, signifying the crooked bay, is derived from the winding shore of the Frith of Cromarty, appears to have attained to some importance at an early period, though few details of its ancient history are recorded. " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.



Early Origins of the Crombie family


The surname Crombie was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, on the lands of Crummy The land belonged to the Abbey of Culross, which was built on land gifted by Malcolm, 7th Earl of Fife, in 1217, during the reign of Alexander II.

Early History of the Crombie family


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Crombie Spelling Variations


Many spelling variations of Crombie have been recorded over the years, including These are the result of the medieval practice of spelling according to sound and repeated translation between Gaelic and English. Crombie, Cromby, Crommie, Crommy, Cromy, Cromie, Crumbie, Crummie, Crumby, Croombie, Croommie and many more.

Early Notables of the Crombie family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Crombie family to Ireland


Some of the Crombie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 90 words (6 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 Crombie family to the New World and Oceana


Settlers from Scotland put down roots in communities all along the east coast of North America. Some moved north from the American colonies to Canada as United Empire Loyalists during the American War of Independence. As Clan societies and highland games started in North America in the 20th century many Scots rediscovered parts of their heritage. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Crombie were among those contributors:

Crombie Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Leonard Crombie, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1754
  • James Crombie, who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1765

Crombie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andrew Creach Crombie, who landed in North Carolina in 1864 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Crombie, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1866 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • William Crombie, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1868

Crombie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • D. Crombie, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "William Watson" in 1859
  • D. Crombie, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "William Watson" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 8th February 1859 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • W. A. Crombie, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1870

Contemporary Notables of the name Crombie (post 1700)


  • Peter B. Crombie (b. 1952), American film and television actor
  • Deborah Crombie (b. 1952), American author
  • Jamie Crombie (b. 1965), American-born bronze medalist squash player at the 1995 Pan American Games
  • William S. Crombie, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Army Air Forces, during World War II, credited with 5 aerial victories
  • John William Crombie (1858-1908), Scottish woollen manufacturer, folklorist and Liberal Party politician
  • The Rev Dr Alexander Crombie (1762-1840), Scottish Presbyterian minister, schoolmaster and philosopher
  • James Crombie D.D. (1730-1790), Scottish Presbyterian minister, the founder of Belfast Academy
  • Sean Crombie (b. 1986), Scottish professional rugby union player
  • Charles Arbuthnot Crombie DSO DFC (1914-1945), Australian flying ace of the Second World War
  • Jonathan Crombie (b. 1966), Canadian actor, best known for his role as Gilbert Blythe in CBC 1985 telefilm Anne of Green Gables, son of David Crombie
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Crombie family



HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Douglas James Crombie, British Ordinary Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died in the sinking [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

See Also



Citations


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  4. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html


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