Cramount History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Cramount family

The surname Cramount 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]

Early History of the Cramount family

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

Cramount Spelling Variations

Spelling and translation were hardly exact sciences in Medieval Scotland. Sound, rather than any set of rules, was the basis for spellings, so one name was often spelled different ways even within a single document. Spelling variations are thus an extremely common occurrence in Medieval Scottish names. Cramount has been spelled Cramond, Crammond, Crawmont, Crawmond, Cramund, Gramond and many more.

Early Notables of the Cramount family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Cramount family

Such hard times forced many to leave their homeland in search of opportunity across the Atlantic. Many of these families settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. The ancestors of many of these families have rediscovered their roots in the 20th century through the establishment of Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. Among them: William Crammond who arrived in Philadelphia in 1858; James Cramond settled in Philadelphia in 1795.



The Cramount 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: Vulnera temno
Motto Translation: Slight wounds


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


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