The ancient Dalriadan kingdom consisted of the Hebrides
islands, and the rugged mountains of Scotland
west coast. The name Crimmons began in this region; it 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 Crimmons family
The surname Crimmons 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 Crimmons family
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Crimmons Spelling Variations
Medieval spelling was at best an intuitive process, and translation between Gaelic and English was no more effective. These factors caused an enormous number of spelling variations
in Dalriadan names. In fact, it was not uncommon to see a father and son who spelled their name differently. Over the years, Crimmons has been spelled MacCrimmon, MacRimmon, MacCrummen, MacCrummin, Crimmon, Crimmons, Crimmin and many more.
Early Notables of the Crimmons family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Crimmons family to the New World and Oceana
These settlers arrived in North America at a time when the east was burgeoning with prosperous colonies and the expanses of the west were just being opened up. The American War of Independence
was also imminent. Some Scots stayed to fight for a new country, while others who remained loyal went north as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of them went on to rediscover their heritage in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic Scottish events. The Crimmons were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Donald MacCrimmon, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1847; W. Crimmond arrived in New York in 1822; John Crimmin arrived in Philadelphia in 1861.
The Crimmons 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.