Crummie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The rugged west coast of Scotland in the kingdom of Dalriada is the setting from which came the Crummie name. The name derives from someone having 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."

The Cromarty variant probably hails from Cromarty, a burgh of barony, sea-port, and parish, in the county of Ross and Cromarty, 175 miles from Edinburgh. "This place, of which the Gaelic name, Crom Ba, signifying the crooked bay, is derived from the winding shore of the Frith of Cromarty, appears to have attained to some importance at an early period, though few details of its ancient history are recorded. " [1]

Early Origins of the Crummie family

The surname Crummie 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 Crummie family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crummie research. Another 88 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1450, 1516, 1600, 1797 and are included under the topic Early Crummie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Crummie Spelling Variations

In various documents Crummie has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations. Crombie, Cromby, Crommie, Crommy, Cromy, Cromie, Crumbie, Crummie, Crumby, Croombie, Croommie and many more.

Early Notables of the Crummie family (pre 1700)

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

Ireland Migration of the Crummie family to Ireland

Some of the Crummie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 90 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Crummie migration to the United States +

Numerous Scottish settlers settled along the east coast of the colonies that would become the United States and Canada. Others traveled to the open country of the west. At the time of the American War of Independence, some remained in the United States, while those who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The highland games and Clan societies that sprang up across North America in the 20th century have helped many Scots to recover parts of their lost traditions. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Crummies to arrive in North America:

Crummie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Andrew Crummie, who arrived in New York in 1837 [2]
  • John Crummie, who landed in New York in 1845 [2]
  • William Crummie, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny)County, Pennsylvania in 1863 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Crummie (post 1700) +

  • Shalaya Crummie, American actor, known for Best Friends (2017)
  • Kristian Crummie, American producer, known for The Oprah Winfrey Show (2010)


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ 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)


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