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Scotland with its rugged terrain and rich ancestry was the beginning of the ancient family tree of the Cranson family. In Scotland, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Cranson family lived in Edinburghshire.

Cranson Early Origins



The surname Cranson was first found in Edinburghshire, a former county, now part of the Midlothian council area where Eric de Cranston witnessed a charter by William the Lion in the 12th century. An Andrew de Cragestone of Edinburghshire rendered homage to King Edward of England during his brief conquest of Scotland in 1296. It is thought that this name was actually Cranestone, as his seal bore the 'Cranstoun' crane. His son, another Andrew was the first recognized Chief of the Cranstouns, in 1338.

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Cranson Spelling Variations


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Cranson Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Cranston, Cranstoun, Cranstown and others.

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Cranson Early History


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Cranson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cranson research. Another 381 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1338, 1423, 1603, 1627, 1648, 1620, 1664, 1625, 1680, 1678, 1680, 1659, 1727, 1689, 1727 and are included under the topic Early Cranson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cranson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cranson Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable among the family at this time was William Cranstoun, 1st Lord Cranstoun (died 1627), a Scottish Lord of Parliament, known for his work in the pacification of the Anglo-Scottish border; and his son, John Cranstoun, 2nd Lord Cranstoun (died c. 1648), a Scottish Lord of Parliament; and his son, William...

Another 76 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cranson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cranson In Ireland


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Cranson In Ireland



Some of the Cranson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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: Bartholomew Cransten who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1860; Alexander Cranston settled in Philadelphia in 1839; James Cranston settled in Maryland in 1775.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cranson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cranson (post 1700)



  • Walter Cranson, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from Colorado, 1966
  • Rex P. Cranson, American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1942; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1944
  • Archie E. Cranson, American politician, First Selectman of Stratford, Connecticut, 1947-50

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    Other References

    1. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    2. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    3. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    4. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    5. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    10. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    11. ...

    The Cranson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cranson 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 13 November 2015 at 09:51.

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