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Grimmond History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The rugged western mountains of Scotland's coastline and the Hebrides islands were home to the ancestors of the Grimmond family. Grimmond was originally a name for a person noted as a guardian. The name, which is Mac Cruimein in Gaelic, is derived from the Old Norse Hromund, which means famed protector.

Early Origins of the Grimmond family


The surname Grimmond was first found in on the Isle of Skye, where they were hereditary Pipers to the MacLeods of Dunvegan and founded the famous College of Piping, the most celebrated of its kind in the world. They were said to be the greatest Pipers of all Gaeldom.

Early History of the Grimmond family


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Grimmond Spelling Variations


Spelling variations are a very common occurrence in records of early Scottish names. They result from the repeated and inaccurate translations that many names went through in the course of various English occupations of Scotland. Grimmond has been spelled MacCrimmon, MacRimmon, MacCrummen, MacCrummin, Crimmon, Crimmons, Crimmin and many more.

Early Notables of the Grimmond family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Grimmond family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Grimmond Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Grimmond, aged 38, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "William Stevenson" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Friday 2nd February 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) William Stevenson 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/williamstevenson1855.shtml
  • Mary Grimmond, aged 14, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "William Stevenson" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Friday 2nd February 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) William Stevenson 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/williamstevenson1855.shtml

Contemporary Notables of the name Grimmond (post 1700)


  • Robert Grimmond, British founder of Offshore Marine Management in 2003
  • Joseph Grimmond (1843-1924), New Zealand politician, Member of Parliament for Hokitika (1887–1890)
  • Dick Grimmond (b. 1938), Australian rules footballer who played from 1959 to 1964

The Grimmond 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: Permitte caetera divis
Motto Translation: Leave the rest to the Gods.


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Citations


  1. ^ South Australian Register Friday 2nd February 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) William Stevenson 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/williamstevenson1855.shtml

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