Crawford Tartan & Clan

Originally, the name, "Crawford," identified an actual place in Lanarkshire, Scotland. "There, where the sandy gravel of the Clyde formed a shallow firm bottom for the river ...where the crows wheeled in the empty air over the open heather that stretched away toward the mountains, there the Crawford family began." (Summary from Wayne Crawford)

Clan Crawford Crest & Motto

Crawford

"Tutum Te Robore Reddam"

I will give you safety by strength
OTHER NAMES WHO WEAR THE Crawford TARTAN:

WHAT DOES THE Crawford NAME MEAN?
Originally the name Crawford identified an actual place in Lanarkshire, Scotland "where the Clyde River winds down through the high moors of a marshy valley toward the Irish Sea".

WHERE DOES THE Crawford CLAN HAIL FROM?
Johannes Crawford was the lord of the fief of Crawford and the earliest ancestor of the Crawford name. In the year 1140 he took as his own name that of the lands he held as a feudal baron. His decendents did the same. Sir Reginald de Crawford was the sheriff of Ayreshire in 1294.

Sir David Lindsay became the first Earl of Crawford in 1398, and the coat of arms above derives from this period.