The Croake surname in England
is said to descend from Nicholas Le Blount, who was outlawed and exiled after having worked to try and restore Richard II (reign 1377-1399) to the throne. It is said that he returned to England
, with his name changed to Croke.
Early Origins of the Croake family
The surname Croake was first found in Shropshire
. Robert Croc was a retainer of Walter, the first High Steward of Scotland
, and probably accompanied his lord north from Shropshire. Robert held lands in Renfrewshire
during the late 12th century. Sir Thomas Crok was the last of the direct Scottish line which failed in the 13th century. The people of Norman heritage bearing this surname have a long and interesting recorded history in which we find them in Scotland, Ireland
. "In the reign of Charles I., the treaty for the surrender of Oxford to the parliamentarians, was negotiated here, in the mansion-house of the family of Croke." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Croake family
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Croake Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Croke, Crough, Croak, Croc, Crok, Croake and others.
Early Notables of the Croake family (pre 1700)
Notable among the family at this time was Richard Croke (c.1489-1558), English classical scholar, tutor and agent of Henry VIII; Sir George Croke of Studley, eminent Judge under Charles I (reign 1625-1649); Sir John Croke (1553-1620), Speaker of the English House of Commons; Sir Henry Croke (1588-1660), an English landowner, office holder and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1614 and 1629; Sir Robert Croke (c.1609-1680), an English lawyer and politician who sat in... Another 76 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Croake Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Croake family to Ireland
Some of the Croake family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Croake family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Croake Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Thomas and William Croake, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1860
Croake Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Patrick Croake, aged 36, a farmer, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1842
- Elizabeth Croake, aged 37, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1842
- Mary Croake, aged 16, a servant, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1842
- Richard Croake, aged 15, a labourer, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1842
- Jane Croake, aged 13, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1842
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Contemporary Notables of the name Croake (post 1700)
- Megan Croake, American actress, known for You Can't Stop the Beat (2008) and Again (2010)
- Nena Jolidon- Croake (1865-1934), American politician, Member of the Washington House of Representatives (1913-1915)
- Thomas Francis Croake (1902-1978), American jurist, Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (1961–1972)
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- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.