Crame History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the Crame surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they 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 Crame family

The surname Crame was first found in Worcestershire where they held a family seat from early times.

Early History of the Crame family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crame research. Another 68 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1275, 1523, and 1610 are included under the topic Early Crame History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Crame Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Crame include Cramp, Cram, Cromp, Crompe, Cramb, Crampe, Crame and many more.

Early Notables of the Crame family (pre 1700)

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United States Crame migration to the United States +

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Crame Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Fra Crame, who arrived in Virginia in 1652 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Crame (post 1700) +

  • Henry W. Crame, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1908


The Crame 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.


  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)


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