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Crimes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Crimes family name is linked to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from the baptismal name for the son of Grimme.

Early Origins of the Crimes family


The surname Crimes was first found in East Cheshire where they held a family seat from very early times.

Early History of the Crimes family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crimes research.
Another 379 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1279, 1329, 1400, 1605, 1657, 1628, 1701, 1614, 1690, 1646, 1660 and are included under the topic Early Crimes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Crimes Spelling Variations


Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Crimes include Grimes, Grimm, Grime, Grimme, Grimmes and others.

Early Notables of the Crimes family (pre 1700)


Notables of the family at this time include Sir George Grimes (1605-1657), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Haslemere (1628-29) supported the Royalist cause in the English Civil War; Robert Graham or...
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Migration of the Crimes family to Ireland


Some of the Crimes family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 131 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Crimes family to the New World and Oceana


Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Crimes were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Samuel Grimes a "pewterer" who landed in Boston in 1635; followed by Alexander in 1651; and Edward Grimes who became Deputy Governor of Virginia in 1654.

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