Originally, Crimmins was a nickname
for a person noted as a guardian. The name, which is Mac Cruimein
in Gaelic, is derived from the Old Norse Hromund,
which means famed protector.
Early Origins of the Crimmins family
The surname Crimmins was first found in on the Isle of Skye
, where they were hereditary Pipers to the MacLeods of Dunvegan
and founded the famous College of Piping, the most celebrated of its kind in the world. They were said to be the greatest Pipers of all Gaeldom.
Early History of the Crimmins family
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Crimmins Spelling Variations
were extremely common in medieval names, since scribes from that era recorded names according to sound rather than a standard set of rules. Crimmins has appeared in various documents spelled MacCrimmon, MacRimmon, MacCrummen, MacCrummin, Crimmon, Crimmons, Crimmin and many more.
Early Notables of the Crimmins family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Crimmins family to the New World and Oceana
Descendents of Dalriadan-Scottish families still populate many communities across North America. They are particularly common in Canada, since many went north as United Empire Loyalists at the time of the American War of Independence
. Much later, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the highland games and Clan
societies that now dot North America sprang up, allowing many Scots to recover their lost national heritage. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Crimmins, or a variant listed above: Donald MacCrimmon, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1847; W. Crimmond arrived in New York in 1822; John Crimmin arrived in Philadelphia in 1861.
Contemporary Notables of the name Crimmins (post 1700)
- Barry Crimmins (1953-2018), American stand-up comedian and author of Never Shake Hands With a War Criminal
- John Hugh Crimmins (1919-2007), American former United States Ambassador to Dominican Republic 1966 to 19690
- Bernard Anthony Crimmins (b. 1919), American former NFL offensive lineman
- Eileen M. Crimmins, American gerontologist Professor of Gerontology at the University of Southern California
- Michael Crimmins (b. 1974), Irish sportsperson
- Roy Crimmins (b. 1929), English jazz trombonist
- Peter Crimmins (1948-1976), Australian rover for the Hawthorn Football Club
- Dan Crimmins (1863-1945), English actor and comedian
- John Crimmins Hankinson, American banker
Historic Events for the Crimmins family
- Mr. James Crimmins (d. 1956), aged 21, English Fireman/Stoker from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on life boat 13 CITATION[CLOSE]
Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
The Crimmins 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: Permitte caetera divis
Motto Translation: Leave the rest to the Gods.