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McCrimmon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name McCrimmon is an age-old Dalriadan-Scottish 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 McCrimmon family


The surname McCrimmon 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 McCrimmon family


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McCrimmon Spelling Variations


The translation of Gaelic names in the Middle Ages was not a task undertaken with great care. Records from that era show an enormous number of spelling variations, even in names referring to the same person. Over the years McCrimmon has appeared as MacCrimmon, MacRimmon, MacCrummen, MacCrummin, Crimmon, Crimmons, Crimmin and many more.

Early Notables of the McCrimmon family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the McCrimmon family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McCrimmon Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Donald McCrimmon U.E., (Daniel) who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Donald McCrimmon U.E. who settled in Marysburgh [Prince Edward County], Ontario c. 1786 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

McCrimmon Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John McCrimmon, aged 56, a farmer, who arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Edinburgh" in 1815
  • Catharine McCrimmon, aged 46, who arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Edinburgh" in 1815
  • Catharine McCrimmon, aged 17, who arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Edinburgh" in 1815
  • Christian McCrimmon, aged 15, who arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Edinburgh" in 1815
  • Mary McCrimmon, aged 13, who arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Edinburgh" in 1815
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name McCrimmon (post 1700)


  • Katie Kerwin McCrimmon (b. 1965), American journalist and former reporter/analyst for ESPN
  • Brad McCrimmon (1959-2011), Canadian professional NHL ice-hockey player who played from 1979 to 1997
  • Abraham Lincoln McCrimmon (1865-1935), Canadian academic and Chancellor of McMaster University
  • Donald "Don" James McCrimmon (b. 1918), Canadian provincial level politician from Alberta
  • John James McCrimmon (b. 1953), retired Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman

The McCrimmon 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. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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