The clan takes its name from the lands of Crichton, located in Midlothian, Scotland.
The Crichtons were an influential noble family, known for their connections with the Scottish royal court. They held significant positions of power and served as advisors to the Scottish monarchs. The family played a prominent role in Scottish politics and administration.
The Crichton clan had strong ties with other noble families, including the Clan Hepburn and the Clan Seton. They participated in various conflicts and alliances that shaped Scottish history.