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The Anglo-Saxon name Cramp comes from when the family resided 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.

Cramp Early Origins



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

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Cramp Spelling Variations


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Cramp Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Cramp has been recorded under many different variations, including Cramp, Cram, Cromp, Crompe, Cramb, Crampe, Crame and many more.

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Cramp Early History


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Cramp Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cramp research. Another 253 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1275, 1523, and 1610 are included under the topic Early Cramp History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cramp Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cramp Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Cramp or a variant listed above:

Cramp Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Cramp, who arrived in Maryland in 1657
  • Peter Cramp, who arrived in Virginia in 1664
  • Walter Cramp settled in Virginia in 1698 with his family

Cramp Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • East Cramp settled in Virginia in 1741
  • Charles Cramp, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765
  • John Cramp, who landed in North Carolina in 1767
  • John, Cramp Jr., who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1772

Cramp Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Cramp, who arrived in New York in 1831
  • Samuel Cramp, who landed in New York, NY in 1846
  • F. Cramp, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States, in 1892
  • Howard Cramp, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from Liverpool, in 1892
  • J. Cramp, aged 19, who settled in America from London, in 1892
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cramp Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Walter J. Cramp, who emigrated to America, in 1903
  • W.S. Cramp, aged 5, who emigrated to the United States, in 1903
  • Mrs. Walter S. Cramp, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States, in 1903
  • Francis Cramp, aged 21, who emigrated to America, in 1906
  • Arthur L. Cramp, aged 20, who landed in America from Coventry, England, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cramp Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • F. H. Cramp, aged 42, who emigrated to Toronto, in 1907
  • Harold Cramp, aged 12, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1909
  • Mary Cramp, aged 48, who settled in Newfoundland, in 1909
  • Reginald Cramp, aged 8, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1909
  • Rose Cramp, aged 35, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cramp Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Julia Maria Cramp, English convict from Sussex, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on December 14, 1835, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1835 with 132 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1835
  • William Cramp, aged 25, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Medina"

Cramp Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Cramp, aged 32, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Celestial Queen" in 1872
  • Hannah Cramp, aged 33, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Celestial Queen" in 1872

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cramp (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cramp (post 1700)



  • Tony Cramp, American soldier, posthumous recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross during World War I
  • William Cramp, American founder of William Cramp & Sons Shipbuilding Company of Philadelphia in 1825, one of the largest ders of the late 19th century
  • William M. Cramp, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Istanbul, 1932
  • John F. Cramp, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1960
  • Stanley Cramp (1913-1987), British civil servant and ornithologist, the first Chief Editor of the encyclopaedic nine-volume handbook The Birds of the Western Palearctic (BWP)

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Motto


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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.


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See Also


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Citations


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  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1835 with 132 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1835

Other References

  1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Cramp Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cramp Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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