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Croke History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: Irish , Scottish


The Croke 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 Croke family


The surname Croke 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 and Ayrshire 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 and England. "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." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Early History of the Croke family


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Croke Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Croke 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...
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Migration of the Croke family to Ireland


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Migration of the Croke family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Croke Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Croke, who landed in Virginia in 1699 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Croke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Adam Croke who arrived in Philadelphia in 1870
  • Edward Croke, who landed in Arkansas in 1876 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Croke Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Ann Croke, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1833
  • Ellen Croke, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1841

Croke Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edmund Croke, aged 23, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Bucephalus"

Croke Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Catherine Croke, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hermione" in 1883

Contemporary Notables of the name Croke (post 1700)


  • Sir Alexander Croke (1758-1842), British judge, author and colonial administrator in Nova Scotia
  • William Joseph Croke (1840-1869), Canadian lawyer and politician from Nova Scotia, member of the Canadian House of Commons (1867-1869)
  • Thomas William Croke (1824-1902), Roman Catholic Archbishop of Cashel and Emly in Ireland

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Citations


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ 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)


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