Craigie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Craigie family

The surname Craigie 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.

Criagie is a village, in the parish of Dalmeny, county of Linlithgow. "It is in the eastern part of the parish, and in its vicinity is Craigie Hall, formerly the residence and estate of the Craigies, an ancient and considerable family. One of them was a witness to the original charter granted to the first laird of Dundas in the year 1120." [1]

The Barony of Craigie is a Scottish feudal Crown barony near Dundee and there are two other locals named Craigie: a hamlet in the parish of Caputh; and a village, in the East parish of the city and county of Perth. The latter is home "of the old castle of Craigie" [1]

Early History of the Craigie family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Craigie research. Another 228 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1317, 1367, 1429, 1430, 1387, 1640, 1400, 1427, 1688, 1760, 1742, 1747, 1754 and 1760 are included under the topic Early Craigie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Craigie Spelling Variations

Scribes in Medieval Scotland spelled names by sound rather than any set of rules, so an enormous number of spelling variations exist in names of that era. Craigie has been spelled Craigie, Craiggie, Craggy, Cragye, Criggie, Cragyn and many more.

Early Notables of the Craigie family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Sir William Craigie compiler of the Oxford Dictionary, a man of many words; and Robert Craigie (1688-1760), Scottish Member of Parliament for Tain Burghs (1742 to 1747), Lord President...
Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Craigie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Craigie migration to the United States +

The number of Strathclyde Clan families sailing for North America increased steadily as the persecution continued. In the colonies, they could find not only freedom from the iron hand of the English government, but land to settle on. The American War of Independence allowed many of these settlers to prove their independence, while some chose to go to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Scots played essential roles in the forging of both great nations. Among them:

Craigie Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • James Craigie, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1729 [2]
  • Margaret Craigie, aged 29, who arrived in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1774 [2]
Craigie Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • David Craigie, aged 32, who landed in America from Collingworth, in 1903
  • Fanny Craigie, aged 38, who landed in America from Manchester, in 1906
  • Geo. Craigie, aged 23, who immigrated to the United States from Glasgow, in 1906
  • Alexander E. Craigie, aged 23, who settled in America from Montrose, Scotland, in 1909
  • Edith Craigie, aged 28, who immigrated to America from Liverpool, England, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Craigie migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Craigie Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Alexander Craigie, aged 55, who immigrated to Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1916

Australia Craigie migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Craigie Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Helen Craigie, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1838 [3]
  • Thomas Craigie, aged 26, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Adelaide" [4]
  • John Craigie, aged 31, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "William Hammond" [5]

New Zealand Craigie migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Craigie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Craigie, Scottish settler travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Storm Cloud" arriving in Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 30th July 1861 [6]
  • Miss Jessie Craigie, (b. 1841), aged 21, British dairymaid travelling from London aboard the ship "Echunga" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 24th December 1862 [7]
  • Miss Jane Craigie, (b. 1845), aged 17, British dairymaid travelling from London aboard the ship "Echunga" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 24th December 1862 [7]
  • Mr. John Craigie (Creigie), (b. 1844), aged 21, British slater travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Indian Empire" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 23rd July 1865 [7]
  • Mrs. Agnes Craigie, (b. 1822), aged 45, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Glenmark" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 14th November 1867 [7]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Craigie (post 1700) +

  • David William Craigie, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives 20th District, 1968
  • John Craigie (b. 1980), American singer-songwriter
  • Pearl Mary Teresa Craigie (1867-1906), American novelist and dramatist who wrote under the pen-name of John Oliver Hobbes
  • Lieutenant-General Laurence Cardee Craigie (1902-1994), American Commanding General of the Allied Air Forces in Southern Europe (1954-1955) [8]
  • Cathie Craigie (b. 1954), Scottish Labour politician, Member of the Scottish Parliament for Cumbernauld and Kilsyth (1999-2011)
  • James Craigie (1852-1935), Scottish-born, New Zealand politician, Member of Parliament for the Timaru electorate in the South Island of New Zealand
  • James Hoey Craigie TD FRIBA (1870-1930), Scottish architect
  • Sir William Alexander Craigie (1867-1957), Scottish philologist and lexicographer, third editor of the Oxford English Dictionary
  • Peter Campbell Craigie (1938-1985), British biblical scholar
  • John Hubert Craigie OC FRS FRSC (1887-1989), Canadian plant pathologist, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

RMS Lusitania
  • Mrs. Margaret Craigie, English Stewardess from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [9]


The Craigie 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: Honeste vivo
Motto Translation: I live honestly.


  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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Rajasthan.htm
  4. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ADELAIDE 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/adelaide1852.shtml
  5. ^ South Australian Register Wednesday 20th January 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Willaim Hammond 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/williamhammond1854.shtml.
  6. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  7. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  8. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, November 23) Laurence Craigie. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Craigie/Laurence_Cardee/USA.html
  9. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/


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