Cramm History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Cramm is a name that dates back to the kingdom of Dalriada in ancient Scotland. It was given to someone who lived in the place Crombie, in the parish of Aucterless in the shire of Aberdeen. The place-name Crombie was originally derived from the Gaelic term "crom," which means "crooked."

The Cromarty variant probably hails from Cromarty, a burgh of barony, sea-port, and parish, in the county of Ross and Cromarty, 175 miles from Edinburgh. "This place, of which the Gaelic name, Crom Ba, signifying the crooked bay, is derived from the winding shore of the Frith of Cromarty, appears to have attained to some importance at an early period, though few details of its ancient history are recorded. " [1]

Early Origins of the Cramm family

The surname Cramm was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, on the lands of Crummy The land belonged to the Abbey of Culross, which was built on land gifted by Malcolm, 7th Earl of Fife, in 1217, during the reign of Alexander II.

Early History of the Cramm family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cramm research. Another 88 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1450, 1516, 1600, 1797 and are included under the topic Early Cramm History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cramm Spelling Variations

Spelling in the medieval era was a highly imprecise process. Translation, particularly from Gaelic to English, was little better. For these reasons, early Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. In various documents Cramm has been spelled Crombie, Cromby, Crommie, Crommy, Cromy, Cromie, Crumbie, Crummie, Crumby, Croombie, Croommie and many more.

Early Notables of the Cramm family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Cramm Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cramm Ranking

In Newfoundland, Canada, the name Cramm is the 519th most popular surname with an estimated 89 people with that name. [2]

Ireland Migration of the Cramm family to Ireland

Some of the Cramm family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 90 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Cramm migration to the United States +

Many of the ancestors of Dalriadan families who arrived in North America still live in communities along the east coast of Canada and the United States. In the American War of Independence many of the original settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries the ancestors of many Scots began recovering their collective national heritage through Clan societies, highland games, and other patriotic events. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Cramm or a variant listed above:

Cramm Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Cramm, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 [3]
  • Paulus Cramm, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 [3]
Cramm Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Maria Cramm, who arrived in Texas in 1840-1850 [3]


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ The order of Common Surnames in 1955 in Newfoundland retrieved on 20th October 2021 (retrieved from Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland by E.R. Seary corrected edition ISBN 0-7735-1782-0)
  3. ^ 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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