Croudace History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The roots of the name Croudace are found among the Strathclyde-Briton people of the ancient Scottish/English Borderlands. Croudace was originally found in the land of Carruthers in the parish of Middlebie, Dumfriesshire. Interestingly in that area, then name is pronounced "Cridders." 
Early Origins of the Croudace family
The surname Croudace was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhùn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area, where by the 12th century the family had become hereditary Stewards of the Annandale district of the border allied to the Bruces and the Stewarts. One of the first records of the name was Simon Carruthers who swore an oath of allegiance to Edward I in 1296. A few years later, John de Carutherys received a charter of the lands of Musfald and Appliltrewayt in 1320. 
Early History of the Croudace family
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Croudace Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that rules have developed and the process of spelling according to sound has been abandoned. Scottish names from before that time tend to appear under many different spelling variations. Croudace has been spelled Carruthers, Carothers, Carouthers, Carrothers, Carruther, Carruthirs, Carruthers, Carrutherys, Cridders, Gridders and many more.
Early Notables of the Croudace family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Croudace family to Ireland
Some of the Croudace family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Croudace family
Unwelcome in their beloved homeland, many Scots sailed for the colonies of North America. There, they found land and freedom, and even the opportunity to make a new nation in the American War of Independence. These Scottish settlers played essential roles in the founding of the United States, and the shaping of contemporary North America. Among them: John Carruthers arrived in New York in 1804; followed by Robert and William who also arrived in New York in 1804; John and Sarah arrived in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1772..
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The Croudace 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: Promptus et fidelis
Motto Translation: Ready and faithful.
- ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)