The descendants of the clans of the ancient Scottish tribe known as the Picts
were the first to use the name Crarer. It was a name for a sifter
from the Gaeilc word criathar
or one who is a sievewright.
Early Origins of the Crarer family
The surname Crarer was first found in Inverness, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Crarer family
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Crarer Spelling Variations
Before the first dictionaries appeared in the last few hundred
years, scribes spelled according to sound. spelling variations
are common among Scottish names. Crarer has been spelled Crerar, Crerer, Crearer, Crarer, Crear, Crearr and others.
Early Notables of the Crarer family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Crarer family to the New World and Oceana
In those unstable times, many had no choice but to leave their beloved homelands. Sickness and poverty hounded travelers to North America, but those who made it were welcomed with land and opportunity. These settlers gave the young nations of Canada and the United States a strong backbone as they stood up for their beliefs as United Empire Loyalists and in the American War of Independence
. In this century, the ancestors of these brave Scots have begun to recover their illustrious heritage through Clan
societies and other heritage organizations. Early passenger and immigration lists reveal many Scottish settlers bearing the name Crarer: Mary Crerar, who came to New York in 1775; Phillip Crerer who settled in Pennsylvania in 1800; Alex Crerar, who was on record in county Lanark, Ontario, in 1817.
The Crarer 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: Touch not the cat bot a glove
Motto Translation: Touch not the cat without a glove