Craine History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Craine is a name, who ancestors come from the noble Boernician clans of the Scottish-English border region. It is a name for a person whose was tall, and had long legs. This nickname derived from the Old English words cranuc, and cornuc, which mean crane.
Early Origins of the Craine family
The surname Craine was first found in Suffolk, England, before the name made its way North to Scotland.
Early History of the Craine family
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Craine Spelling Variations
Boernician names that evolved in the largely preliterate Middle Ages are often marked by considerable spelling variations. Craine has been spelled Crane, Craine, Crain, Cran, Crann, Crayne and others.
Early Notables of the Craine family (pre 1700)
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In the United States, the name Craine is the 11,573rd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 
Migration of the Craine family to Ireland
Some of the Craine family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Some of the Boernician-Scottish Clan families who came to North America were Loyalists who went north to Canada after the American War of Independence. Families on both sides of the border went on to found two of the world's great nations. This century, families with Scottish roots have rediscovered their heritage through highland games and clan societies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Craine or a variant listed above:
Craine Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Craine Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Craine Settlers in United States in the 19th Century