Cramton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Cramton family
The surname Cramton was first found in Cumberland where they held a family seat from very early times.
Early History of the Cramton family
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Cramton Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Crampton, Cramptone, Cramppton, Cramton, Cramptoun, Cramptown, Cramptowne and many more.
Early Notables of the Cramton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cramton family to Ireland
Some of the Cramton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Cramton family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Samuel Crampton who settled in Maine in 1614 and Walter Crampton was farming in Virginia in 1698. James Crampton settled in Virginia in 1716; Thomas Crampton settled in Maryland in 1775.
Contemporary Notables of the name Cramton (post 1700) +
- Raymond Cramton (b. 1936), birth name of Chad Everett, American actor
- Louis K. Cramton (b. 1915), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives, 1971-80 
- Louis Convers Cramton (1875-1966), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Lapeer County, 1909-10, 1949-60 
- John W. Cramton (b. 1826), American Republican politician, Member of Vermont State Senate from Rutland County, 1888 
- Mrs. Fame Cramton, American Republican politician, Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1949 
- Charles C. Cramton, American politician, Member of Vermont State House of Representatives from Ira, 1888 
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The Cramton 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: Fortum posce animum
Motto Translation: Ask for a brave heart