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Crombie is a Dalriadan-Scottish name, no doubt originally for a person 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."

Crombie Early Origins



The surname Crombie 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.

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Crombie Spelling Variations


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Crombie Spelling Variations



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. Crombie has appeared in various documents spelled Crombie, Cromby, Crommie, Crommy, Cromy, Cromie, Crumbie, Crummie, Crumby, Croombie, Croommie and many more.

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Crombie Early History


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Crombie Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crombie research. Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1450, 1516, 1600, 1797 and are included under the topic Early Crombie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Crombie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Crombie Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Crombie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Crombie In Ireland


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Crombie In Ireland



Some of the Crombie 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many who arrived from Scotland settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would go on to become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence, many settlers who remained loyal to England went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Their descendants later began to recover the lost Scottish heritage through events such as the highland games that dot North America in the summer months. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Crombie family emigrate to North America:

Crombie Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Leonard Crombie settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1754
  • James Crombie settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1765

Crombie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andrew Creach Crombie, who landed in North Carolina in 1864
  • John Crombie, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1866
  • William Crombie settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1868

Crombie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • D. Crombie arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "William Watson" in 1859
  • W. A. Crombie arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1870

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Contemporary Notables of the name Crombie (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Crombie (post 1700)



  • Peter B. Crombie (b. 1952), American film and television actor
  • Deborah Crombie (b. 1952), American author
  • Jamie Crombie (b. 1965), American-born bronze medalist squash player at the 1995 Pan American Games
  • John William Crombie (1858-1908), Scottish woollen manufacturer, folklorist and Liberal Party politician
  • The Rev Dr Alexander Crombie (1762-1840), Scottish Presbyterian minister, schoolmaster and philosopher
  • James Crombie D.D. (1730-1790), Scottish Presbyterian minister, the founder of Belfast Academy
  • Sean Crombie (b. 1986), Scottish professional rugby union player
  • Charles Arbuthnot Crombie DSO DFC (1914-1945), Australian flying ace of the Second World War
  • Jonathan Crombie (b. 1966), Canadian actor, best known for his role as Gilbert Blythe in CBC 1985 telefilm Anne of Green Gables, son of David Crombie
  • Bonnie Crombie (b. 1960), Canadian politician, Member of the Canadian Parliament for Mississauga-Streetsville (2008-2011)
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Crombie Historic Events


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Crombie Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Douglas James Crombie, British Ordinary Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking

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Crombie Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    8. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    10. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    11. ...

    The Crombie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Crombie Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 7 November 2015 at 07:26.

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