Arms: Gules, a fess Ermine, surmounted overall at centre point of a stag's head erased Proper attired Or between the tynes a cross crosslet fitchée of the Last.
Motto: Tutum Te Robore Reddam
The Clan Crawford Association (AKA The House of Crawford) was established in July of 2006. It is a non-profit organization registered with the State of Utah, USA. Our membership is international and CAA is the only legal representative for the armigerous Clan Crawford.
The arms are based on the ancient stem arms of House Crawford, Gules a Fess Ermine. The stag's head and cross was the crest of the arms of the last official chief of the name. Since a Scottish clan's badge always uses the crest and motto of the chief's arms, they also appear on the clan badge of Crawford.
The stag and cross-crosslet fitchée harken back to an old tradition about an early Crawford who supposedly saved King David I of Scotland from a marauding stag during a hunting excusrion. The spot where this occurred is where Holyrood Abbey now stands, in Edinburgh.
The stag and cross is also the ancient emblem of St. Hubert, patron saint of hunters.
13th February 2012, Lord Lyon King of Arms: Public Register Volume 90, page 57.
Clan Crest Badge of the House of Crawford: A stag's head erased, between the tynes a cross-crosslet fitchée. Motto: "Tutum Te Robore Reddam".