Epircrumbye History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The annals of Scottish history reveal that Epircrumbye was first used as a name by ancestors of the Pictish tribe of ancient Scotland. The Epircrumbye family lived in Fife from a place named Abercrombie (earlier Abarcrumbach), which is of Pictish origin, meaning "a place on the bendy river."

Early Origins of the Epircrumbye family

The surname Epircrumbye was first found in the county of Fifeshire (Gaelic: Fìobh), in southeastern Scotland; an ancient Pictish kingdom, known as Fib, and still commonly known as the Kingdom of Fife. Arguably, the first mention of the Clan was in the Ulster Chronicle as one of the clans that King Malcolm Ceanmore took north to quell the claims of MacBeth for the throne of Scotland in 1057.

Today, Abercrombie, or St. Monan's, is a parish, in the district of St. Andrew's.

Important Dates for the Epircrumbye family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Epircrumbye research. Another 168 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1734, 1801, 1456, 1895, 1561, 1561, 1534, 1613, 1603, 1684, 1702, 1656 and 1716 are included under the topic Early Epircrumbye History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Epircrumbye Spelling Variations

Before the first dictionaries appeared in the last few hundred years, scribes spelled according to sound. spelling variations are common among Scottish names. Epircrumbye has been spelled Abercrumby, Abircrumby, Abbircummy, Abbircromby, Abircombie, Abircromy, Abircrommbie, Abircromby, Abircrumme, Abircrumbye, Abercrombie, Abercromby, Abyrcrumby, Abyrcrumbie, Abbercrumbie, Abbercrommie, Ebercrombie and many more.

Early Notables of the Epircrumbye family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the Clan at this time was John Abercromby (d. 1561), Scottish monk of the Order of St. Benedict, a staunch opponent of the doctrines of the Reformation, and on that account was condemned to death and executed about the year 1561. [1] Robert Abercromby (1534-1613), a Scotch Jesuit, who, after entering the order, spent twenty-three years in assisting Catholics abroad, and nineteen years on the Scotch mission...
Another 68 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Epircrumbye Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Epircrumbye family

In those unstable times, many had no choice but to leave their beloved homelands. Sickness and poverty hounded travelers to North America, but those who made it were welcomed with land and opportunity. These settlers gave the young nations of Canada and the United States a strong backbone as they stood up for their beliefs as United Empire Loyalists and in the American War of Independence. In this century, the ancestors of these brave Scots have begun to recover their illustrious heritage through Clan societies and other heritage organizations. Early passenger and immigration lists reveal many Scottish settlers bearing the name Epircrumbye: Hugh Abercrombie who arrived in Charles Town in South Carolina in 1772; John in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1778; Mary in Maryland in 1775; John Abercromby in Jamaica in 1716.

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Citations

  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
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