The forbears of the name Crombey are thought to be of the ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada. The name indicates that the first bearer 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 Crombey family
The surname Crombey 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 Crombey family
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Crombey 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, Crombey has been spelled Crombie, Cromby, Crommie, Crommy, Cromy, Cromie, Crumbie, Crummie, Crumby, Croombie, Croommie and many more.
Early Notables of the Crombey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Crombey family to Ireland
Some of the Crombey family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Crombey family to the New World and Oceana
Many settled along the east coast of what would become the United States and Canada. As the American War of Independence
broke out, those who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these hardy Dalriadan-Scottish settlers began to recover their collective history in the 20th century with the advent of the vibrant culture fostered by highland games and Clan
societies in North America. Highland games, clan societies, and other organizations generated much renewed interest in Scottish heritage in the 20th century. The Crombey were among the earliest of the Scottish settlers as immigration passenger lists have shown:
Crombey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Andrew Crombey, who landed in New England in 1747 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)