Crady History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The story of the Crady family begins in ancient Scotland among the Pictish clans. The Crady family lived in Ayrshire.

Early Origins of the Crady family

The surname Crady was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the Crady family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crady research. Another 84 words (6 lines of text) covering the year 1720 is included under the topic Early Crady History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Crady Spelling Variations

Translation has done much to alter the appearance of many Scottish names. It was a haphazard process that lacked a basic system of rules. Spelling variations were a common result of this process. Crady has appeared MacCreadie, MacCredie, MacCready, MacReady, MacRedie and many more.

Early Notables of the Crady family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Crady Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Crady family to Ireland

Some of the Crady family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 70 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Crady migration to the United States +

Many Scots left their country to travel to the North American colonies in search of the freedom they could not find at home. Of those who survived the difficult voyage, many found the freedom they so desired. There they could choose their own beliefs and allegiances. Some became United Empire Loyalists and others fought in the American War of Independence. The Clan societies and highland games that have sprung up in the last century have allowed many of these disparate Scots to recover their collective national identity. A search of immigration and passenger ship lists revealed many early settlers bearing the Crady name:

Crady Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Jim Crady, who arrived in Virginia in 1663-1664 [1]
Crady Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • R T Crady, aged 46, who immigrated to the United States, in 1894
  • Lizzie Crady, aged 18, who settled in America, in 1897
  • Julia Crady, who immigrated to the United States, in 1898
Crady Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • William Crady, aged 58, who landed in America, in 1919
  • Walter Crady, aged 42, who immigrated to America, in 1923
  • Thomas Crady, aged 52, who landed in America, in 1924

Contemporary Notables of the name Crady (post 1700) +

  • George Crady (b. 1931), American Democrat politician, Member of Florida State House of Representatives 12th District, 1977- [2]

The Crady Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Semper paratus
Motto Translation: Always prepared.

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 27) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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