- Crest: Stag's head erased Gules, between the attires a cross crosslet fitchée Sable
- Gaelic Name: MacCreamhainn
- Motto: Tutum te robore reddam (I will give you safety by strength)
- Origin of Tartan: The Crawford tartan is derived from the Vestiarium Scoticum, first published in 1842 (Image in Gallery). The Crawford tartan is of relatively modern origin, and it is certain that there was no Crawford tartan in around 1739. The first record of a Crawford tartan is that of the "Crawfovrd" which appeared in the Vestiarium Scoticum of 1842. This is the Crawford tartan used today.
- Name Variations: Crawfurd, Craufurd
- Seat: Renfrewshire.
- Clan Chief: The clan does not a have a chief recognised by the Lord Lyon King of Arms, so is considered an armigerous clan. The last internally recognised chief was Hugh Ronald George Craufurd, who sold his land (Auchenames, Crosbie and other estates) and moved to Canada in 1904. He died in Calgary in 1942, leaving no male heirs.
Sir Robert Craufurd, Baronet of Kilbirnie is the most senior member of the House of Crawford and represents it on the The Scottish Council of Armigerous Clans and Families.
- Last Chief: Hugh Crawfurd of Auchinames 21st Laird of Auchinames
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Arms of the last Chief of Clan Crawford
Origins of the name
Clan Crawford derives its clan-name from the barony of Crawford in Lanarkshire, Scotland
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