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Posted: 18-Jan-2009, 04:33 PM
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Background: The ancestors of the Crawfords (or Crawfurds) can be traced back to the old barony of Crawford in Lanarkshire, in the 12th century.

Sir Reginald of Crawford was Sheriff of Ayr in the reign of King William the Lion. Sir Crawford, who died in 1248, had a daughter who married a Lindsay ancestor of the earls of Crawford. Another daughter, Margaret, married Sir Malcolm Wallace of Ellerslie and became the mother of the great resistance leader Sir William Wallace.

Variations: Craunford, Crafort, Craweford, Crafoord, Crawford, Crawfurd, Crawffurd, Crawfaird, Crafford, Crafoard, Craford, Crafuirde, Craufurde, Crafurd, Crouford, Crauffurd, Craufurd, Crawfeurd, Craufoord, Crauford, Crauforth, Krauford.

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