Clan Crawford. Probably descended from the Breton, Alun of Dinant, Count of Brittany, Earl of Richmond, through his son Reginald who was one of the knights who accompanied David I to Scotland in 1124, and who was invested by the king as Lord of Crawford in Lanarkshire, from where the family took their name. His father consequently fought against David on the side of King Stephen of England during the Civil War. King David's life was saved from a stag by Sir Gregan Crawford, which led to the foundation of Holyrood Abbey. Sir Reginald Crawford became Sheriff of Ayr in 1296, and his sister, Margaret, married Wallace of Elderslie, and was the mother renowned Sir William Wallace. Sir Reginald’s son received lands at Auchinames in Renfrewshire from Robert the Bruce in 1320. The Lairds of Auchinames were killed at the both the Battle of Flodden in 1513 and Pinkie in 1547. Robert, son of Sir Alexander Craufurd of Kilbirnie, 1st bart., was killed serving under Wellington at Ciudad Rodrigo, and for his bravery, a monument was erected at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London.
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 fitchée sable
Motto: Tutum te robore reddam ( I will give you safety by strength)