The ancestors of the first families to use the name MacCrummen lived in ancient Scotland
in the kingdom of Dalriada. The name was then used as a nickname
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 MacCrummen family
The surname MacCrummen 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 MacCrummen family
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MacCrummen Spelling Variations
In various documents MacCrummen has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations
. MacCrimmon, MacRimmon, MacCrummen, MacCrummin, Crimmon, Crimmons, Crimmin and many more.
Early Notables of the MacCrummen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacCrummen family to the New World and Oceana
Many who arrived from Scotland
settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would go on to become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence
, many settlers who remained loyal to England
went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Their descendants later began to recover the lost Scottish heritage through events such as the highland games that dot North America in the summer months. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the MacCrummen family emigrate to North America: Donald MacCrimmon, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1847; W. Crimmond arrived in New York in 1822; John Crimmin arrived in Philadelphia in 1861.
The MacCrummen 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.