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Clan Crawford

Clan Crawford
Clan Crawford Clan Crest

Septs of Clan Crawford (what is a sept?)
Crauford, Craufurd, Crawford

Clan Badge: A stag’s head erased gules, between the attires a cross crosslet fitchee sable
Motto: Tutum te robore reddam (I will give you safety by strength)

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Craufurdland Castle, Fenwick.
Craufurdland Castle, Fenwick.

Clan Crawford History:
The origin of this family may be Norman as their name Crawford or Crauford is of the territorial origin of Crawford in Lanarkshire, although some have asserted an Anglo-Danish ancestry. Traditionally, Reginald, the Earl of Richmond’s son, was a Norman Knight established by David I, but the name Crawford firstly appears in Scotland in the mid 12th century when John de Crauford witnessed Abbott Arnold's charter to Theobald Flamaticus for Douglas Water. In 1127, Sir Gregan Crawford, helped save the life of the Earl of Richmond's son, Reginald, who was a Norman knight. Sir Gregan’s descendant, John de Crawford (d. 1248), left two daughters. The youngest married David Lindsay of Wauchopedale, the ancestor to the Earls of Crawford. A cadet of this line was Sir Archibald de Crawford who married James de Loudon's daughter and heir. He was succeeded by his son Hugh Crawford of Loudon, Sheriff of Ayr. During the reign of William the Lion in 1296, Sir Reginald Crawford, was also appointed Sheriff of Ayr and produced the main branch of this family, named “of Auchinames,” receiving their lands from Robert the Bruce in 1320. One of the Sheriff's younger sons founded the Crawfords of Craufurdland. His claim to this property was confirmed by Robert III in 1391. The third branch, that of Kilburnie, descends from Sir John of Crawford, who acquired the Kilburnie estates in 1499. During the 13th century, Sir John of Crawford's daughter married David Lindsay the ancestor of the chiefs of Clan Lindsay. Another important marriage was that of Margaret Crawford, Sir Reginald Crawford’s sister, in 1297; she married Sir Malcolm Wallace of Ellerslie. They had a son, William Wallace who became Scotland's greatest patriot. The Crawfords rallied to their cousin's cause. The Craufurds of Kilbirnie are another ancient branch of the clan, whose origin is deduced from Sir John Craufurd of Craufordjohn, living about 1255. In 1781 a baronetcy was conferred on this branch which is also seen as a senior branch.

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Clan Crawford Arms
Arms: Quaterly, 1st and 4th, gules, a fess ermine, 2nd and 3rd, argent, a stag’s head erased gules
Crest: A stag’s head erased gules, between the attires a cross crosslet fitchee sable
Supporters: Two bulls sable, armed and unguled or
Motto: Tutum te robore reddam (I will give you safety by strength)

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Origins of the Name:

crawford tartan
Clan Crawford Tartan

Clan Seat, Lands and Castles:
Craufurdland Castle, Fenwick.

Warcry:
Plant Badge: Boxwood
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What is a Sept
In Scotland, a sept is often a family that is absorbed into a larger Scottish clan for mutual benefit. For example, the Burns family sept was absorbed into the Clan Campbell. The Burns family, being very small and of questionable heritage, gained legitimacy and protection; the Campbell clan absorbed a potential rival for British affection in Scotland. Each Scottish clan typically has a number of septs, each with its own surname. Septs have rights to wear clan tartans although they often have tartans of their own.

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