The ancestry of the name Cramb dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in Worcester. The surname is derived from the word Crump
, which originated as a nickname
for a person who was crooked in the physical sense of stooping with age or illness.
Early Origins of the Cramb family
The surname Cramb was first found in Worcestershire
where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Cramb family
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Cramb Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Cramb have been found, including Cramp, Cram, Cromp, Crompe, Cramb, Crampe, Crame and many more.
Early Notables of the Cramb family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cramb family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Cramb Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- James Cramb, Scottish convict from Scotland, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on August 08, 1849, settling in Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia CITATION[CLOSE]
State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849
Cramb Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Duncan Cramb, aged 28, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1865
Contemporary Notables of the name Cramb (post 1700)
- John Cramb, American politician, Representative from Massachusetts 7th District, 1900
- John Adam Cramb (1862-1913), Scottish historian and fervent patriot
- Richard Ian Cramb (b. 1963), Scottish former rugby union player
- Colin Cramb (b. 1974), Scottish former professional footballer and coach
The Cramb 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: Fide et amore
Motto Translation: By fidelity and love.