The ancestors of the first family to use the name Crombay lived among the Dalriadan people of ancient Scotland
. The name Crombay was given to someone who lived in the place Crombie, in the parish of Aucterless in the shire of Aberdeen.The place-name Crombie
was originally derived from the Gaelic term "crom," which means "crooked."
Early Origins of the Crombay family
The surname Crombay was first found in Aberdeenshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland
, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, on the lands of Crummy The land belonged to the Abbey of Culross, which was built on land gifted by Malcolm, 7th Earl of Fife
, in 1217, during the reign of Alexander II.
Early History of the Crombay family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crombay research.Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1450, 1516, 1600, 1797 and are included under the topic Early Crombay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Crombay Spelling Variations
are a very common occurrence in records of early Scottish names. They result from the repeated and inaccurate translations that many names went through in the course of various English occupations of Scotland
. Crombay has been spelled Crombie, Cromby, Crommie, Crommy, Cromy, Cromie, Crumbie, Crummie, Crumby, Croombie, Croommie and many more.
Early Notables of the Crombay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Crombay family to Ireland
Some of the Crombay family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 169 words (12 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 Crombay 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 Crombay were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: James Crombie settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1765; Leonard Crombie settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1754; William Crombie settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1868.