Cramond History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Cramond family

The surname Cramond was first found in Gascony (French: Gascogne), an area of southwest France bordering Spain, that was part of the "Province of Guyenne and Gascony" prior to the French Revolution, where the family held a family seat since ancient times.

Early History of the Cramond family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cramond research. Another 341 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1040, 1200, 1394, 1449, 1525, 1604, 1648, 1667, 1678, and 1789 are included under the topic Early Cramond History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cramond Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gramont, Gramond, Gramons, Les Gramons, Le Gramont, Le Gramond, Gramand, Gramanc, Gramande, Gramandes, Graumont and many more.

Early Notables of the Cramond family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Antoine III Agénor de Gramont-Toulongeon, duc de Gramont, comte de Guiche, comte de Gramont, comte de Louvigny, Souverain de Bidache, (1604-1678), a French military man and diplomat, Marshal of France from 1641, Viceroy of Navarre and...
Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cramond Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Cramond migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cramond Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • James Cramond, who settled in Philadelphia in 1795

New Zealand Cramond migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Cramond Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Cramond, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Kingston" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 29th December 1858 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Cramond (post 1700) +

  • Walter Cramond, American Democrat politician, Democratic-Farmer-Labor Candidate for Presidential Elector for Minnesota, 1956 [2]
  • Dr. William Cramond, Stirling University
  • Ronald Cramond, Parliamentary Secretary


The Cramond 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: Dei gratia sum id quod sum
Motto Translation: The grace of God I am what I am


  1. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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