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The name Cramsey comes from the Irish Gaelic "O Cnaimhsighe," which was derived from a female personal name. This Irish name was then anglicized to Kneafsey, Crampsey, Bonar, and their variants. Bonar comes from a pseudo translation of Cnaimhsighe, as "cnamh" by itself means "bone."

Cramsey Early Origins



The surname Cramsey was first found in 1095, when the Annals mention Scannlan O Cnaimhsige as the confessor of Lismore. In 1584 Philip MacShane Y Neasy was on of Lord Viscount Roche's men, and was probably a northern Irish mercenary.

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Cramsey Spelling Variations


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Cramsey Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kneafsey, Kneaphsey, Neecy, O'Kneafsey, O'Knawsie, O'Crawsey, Crampsey, Crampsy, Crampsie, Cramsey, Boner and many more.

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Cramsey Early History


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Cramsey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cramsey research. Another 220 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1659 and 1665 are included under the topic Early Cramsey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cramsey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cramsey Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cramsey 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Michael Crampsey and Patrick Bonar, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1816 and 1817; Mary Crampsay, who sailed to Baltimore in 1821; Shane, Mary, and Danieal Crampsey, who immigrated to St. John, New Brunswick in 1847.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cramsey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cramsey (post 1700)



  • Denise Cramsey (1969-2010), American two-time Primetime Emmy Award winning producer, known for her work on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (2003) and Trading Spaces (2000)
  • Dennis J. Cramsey, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1972

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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: Denique coelum
Motto Translation: Heaven at last.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    5. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    6. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
    9. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Cramsey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cramsey 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.

    This page was last modified on 1 December 2015 at 13:06.

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