The Crispin Family Organization
The mission of the Crispin Family Organization is to study
and document the history and genealogy associated with the Crispin name.
There are approximately 2000 individuals living in the US who bear
the Crispin name, 600-700 households. The first Crispin came from
England to North America in 1690.
Records of the Crispin name apparently go back to the Battle of
Hasting; and of course there is a St Crispin, the patron saint of
shoemakers, that most people only know of through the famous
"Saint Crispin's Day" speech in
Shakespeare's play "Henry V".
The Crispin Coat of Arms. It is officially documented in Burke's
General Amory. The original description of the arms (shield) is
"SA. Two arms in fesse, habited ar. joining the hands ppr. One
issuing from the dexter side, the other from the sinister, betw. three
crescents of the second".
When translated the blazon also describes the original colors of the
Crispin Arms as:
"Black: Two arms positioned horizontally, clothed in silver, joining
hands, one issuing from the left side, the other from the right;
between three silver crescents."