CRAWFORD FAMILY CREST
CRAWFORD CLAN CREST
The Scottish surname Crawford, also found in England and Ireland, is an habitational name from any of the various places, for example in Lanarkshire (Scotland) and Dorset and Lancashire (England) called Crawford, named in Old English with crawe ‘crow’ + ford ‘ford’. The first written reference to the name is John de Crauford (charter witness), in the "Records of the Abbey of Kelso, Scotland” in 1147. Sir Reginald de Crauford was sheriff of Ayr during the region of William the Lion, King of Scotland 1165 - 1214, and one Roger de Crawford witnessed Eustace de Balliol's charter to Holyrood in 1262. The name was brought to Ireland by Scottish settlers in the 17th Century and is most prominent in Ulster. Today there are more than 158,000 people with the family name Crawford living in The United States.