Gramound History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Gramound family

The surname Gramound was first found in at Cramond, a village and parish on the outskirts of suburban Edinburgh. "This place derived its name, originally Caer Amon, from the erection of a fortress on the river Amon or Almond at its influx into the Frith of Forth. [1]

Cramond Roman Fort is a Roman-Era archaeological site at Cramond here "coins and other relics of antiquity, it is supposed to have been a Roman station, and the port through which that people obtained supplies of grain for their army." [1]

Early History of the Gramound family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gramound research. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1296 and 1505 are included under the topic Early Gramound History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gramound Spelling Variations

Surnames that evolved in Scotland in the Middle Ages often appear under many spelling variations. These are due to the practice of spelling according to sound in the era before dictionaries had standardized the English language. Gramound has appeared as Cramond, Crammond, Crawmont, Crawmond, Cramund, Gramond and many more.

Early Notables of the Gramound family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Gramound family

The North American colonies beckoned, with their ample land and opportunity as their freedom from the persecution suffered by so many Clan families back home. Many Scots even fought against England in the American War of Independence to gain this freedom. Recently, clan societies have allowed the ancestors of these brave Scottish settlers to rediscover their familial roots. Among them: William Crammond who arrived in Philadelphia in 1858; James Cramond settled in Philadelphia in 1795.



The Gramound 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: Vulnera temno
Motto Translation: Slight wounds


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


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