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Where did the English Cron family come from? What is the English Cron family crest and coat of arms? When did the Cron family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Cron family history?

The Cron surname is thought to be derived from the Old English word "crumb," which meant "bent" or "crooked." The name may have been a nickname for a crippled person, or it may have been an occupational name for a maker or seller of hooks. There are also several place names in Britain, such as Croom, East Yorkshire and Croome, Worcestershire from which surnames may have evolved.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Croone, Croon, Croom, Crome, Crone, Cron, Croome and others.

First found in Herefordshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 13th century when they held estates in that shire.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cron research. Another 283 words(20 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1476, 1455, 1487, 1633 and 1684 are included under the topic Early Cron History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 33 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cron Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cron Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Martin Cron, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Simon Jakob Cron, aged 48, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1741
  • Anna Christina Cron, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1741
  • Anna Margarethe Cron, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1741
  • Anna Maria Cron, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1741


Cron Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • John Cron, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848
  • W Cron, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Peter Johan Matthisson Cron, aged 34, landed in America in 1852
  • Sven Cron, aged 24, landed in America in 1854
  • Sven Carlsson Cron, aged 24, arrived in America in 1854


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The Cron Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cron 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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