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Where did the Irish Crellin family come from? What is the Irish Crellin family crest and coat of arms? When did the Crellin family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Crellin family history?The Irish surnames in use today are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name Crellin originally appeared in Gaelic as Mac Raghallaigh. However, the connection of this name, which is also Anglicized as Crawley or MacCrawley, to the name Crilly is in actuality a matter of debate among scholars.
Individual scribes in the Ireland during the Middle Ages would often record a person's name various ways. How the name was recorded depended on what that particular scribe believed the proper spelling for the name pronounced to him was. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origin of the Crellin family name include Crilly, O'Crilly, Creely, Crely, Crillie, Creelie, Crelie, Crilley, Creeley, Creley and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crellin research. Another 216 words(15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Crellin History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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The 19th century saw a great wave of Irish migrating out of their homeland in a great measure due to the oppressive imperial policies of the English government and landowners. Many of these Irish families sailed to North America aboard overcrowded passenger ships. By far, the largest influx of Irish immigrants to North America occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. These particular immigrants were instrumental in creation of the United States and Canada as major industrial nations because the many essential elements such as the roadways, canals, bridges, and railways required an enormous quantity of cheap labor, which these poor immigrants provided. Later generations of Irish in these countries also went on to make valuable contributions in such fields as the arts, commerce, politics, and education. Extensive research into immigration and passenger lists has revealed many early immigrants bearing the name Crellin: Thomas Crilly, who sailed to America in 1812; Bernard Crilly, age 30; Bridget Crilly, age 25; Michael Crilly, age 19; John Crilly, age 3; and Ann, age six months, who all settled in Quebec in 1834.
The Crellin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Crellin Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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