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Mccrummen Surname History



In ancient Scotland, the ancestors of the name Mccrummen lived in the Kingdom of Dalriada. In those days the name Mccrummen was used to indicate a person who person noted as a guardian. The name, which is Mac Cruimein in Gaelic, is derived from the Old Norse Hromund, which means famed protector.


Early Origins of the Mccrummen family


The surname Mccrummen was first found in on the Isle of Skye, where they were hereditary Pipers to the MacLeods of Dunvegan and founded the famous College of Piping, the most celebrated of its kind in the world. They were said to be the greatest Pipers of all Gaeldom.

Early History of the Mccrummen family


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Mccrummen Spelling Variations


The translation of Gaelic names in the Middle Ages was not a task undertaken with great care. Records from that era show an enormous number of spelling variations, even in names referring to the same person. Over the years Mccrummen has appeared as MacCrimmon, MacRimmon, MacCrummen, MacCrummin, Crimmon, Crimmons, Crimmin and many more.

Early Notables of the Mccrummen family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Mccrummen family to the New World and Oceana


The descendants of the Dalriadan families who made the great crossing of the Atlantic still dot communities along the east coast of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence, many of the settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Clan societies and highland games have allowed Canadian and American families of Scottish descent to recover much of their lost heritage. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Mccrummen or a variant listed above include: Donald MacCrimmon, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1847; W. Crimmond arrived in New York in 1822; John Crimmin arrived in Philadelphia in 1861.

Contemporary Notables of the name Mccrummen (post 1700)


  • Stephanie McCrummen, American journalist for The Washington Post
  • Jerad McCrummen, American Major League baseball player for the Colorado Rockies

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