Croak History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Irish Croak name is an Anglicized form of the Gaelic "Cróc," from the Old Norse "Krokr."

Early Origins of the Croak family

The surname Croak was first found in County Kilkenny (Irish: Cill Chainnigh), the former Kingdom of Osraige (Ossory), located in Southeastern Ireland in the province of Leinster, where they have been on record since the 13th century.

Early History of the Croak family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Croak research. Another 118 words (8 lines of text) covering the year 1241 is included under the topic Early Croak History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Croak Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Croke, Crough, Croak, Croc, Crok, Croake and others.

Early Notables of the Croak family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Croak Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Croak family to Ireland

Some of the Croak family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Croak migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Croak Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James Croak, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876 [1]

Canada Croak migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Croak Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Mary Shortell Croak, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1837

Contemporary Notables of the name Croak (post 1700) +

  • Private John Bernard Croak (1892-1918), Canadian soldier awarded the Victoria Cross for actions during WW I [2]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Canadian Virtual War Memorial (CVWM). (Retrieved 2010, September 27) John Croak. Retrieved from http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/remembers/sub.cfm?source=collections/virtualmem/Detail&casualty=260164


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