Scotland among the Pictish clans. The Crady family lived in Ayrshire.
Early Origins of the Crady family
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
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Crady Spelling Variations
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)
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Migration of the Crady family to Ireland
Some of the Crady family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Crady family to the New World and Oceana
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
Crady Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Crady Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Crady (post 1700)
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.
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