Crammound History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Crammound family

The surname Crammound was first found in at Cramond, a village and parish on the outskirts of suburban Edinburgh. "This place derived its name, originally Caer Amon, from the erection of a fortress on the river Amon or Almond at its influx into the Frith of Forth. [1]

Cramond Roman Fort is a Roman-Era archaeological site at Cramond here "coins and other relics of antiquity, it is supposed to have been a Roman station, and the port through which that people obtained supplies of grain for their army." [1]

Important Dates for the Crammound family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crammound research. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1296 and 1505 are included under the topic Early Crammound History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Crammound Spelling Variations

The variation in the spelling of Medieval names is a result of the lack of spelling rules in the English language prior to the last few hundred years. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound, often varying the spelling of name within a single document. Crammound has appeared as Cramond, Crammond, Crawmont, Crawmond, Cramund, Gramond and many more.

Early Notables of the Crammound family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Crammound family

As the persecution of Clan families continued, they sailed for North America in increasing numbers. In most cases, they found the freedom and opportunity they sought. Land was often available and the American War of Independence allowed Scots an opportunity to solidify their independence from the English crown. These settlers and their ancestors went on to play essential roles in the forging of the nations of the United States and Canada. Among them: William Crammond who arrived in Philadelphia in 1858; James Cramond settled in Philadelphia in 1795.

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Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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