The original Gaelic form of Caroon was Mac Carrghamhna, which is derived from the word "gamhan," which means "calf," and "carr," which has many meanings.
Early Origins of the Caroon family
The surname Caroon was first found in County Monaghan
(Irish: Muineachán) located in the Northern part of the Republic of Ireland
in the province of Ulster
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Caroon family
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Caroon Spelling Variations
In the Middle Ages many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research on the Caroon family name revealed numerous spelling variations
, including MacCarron, MacCarroon, MacCarren and others.
Early Notables of the Caroon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Caroon family to the New World and Oceana
The 18th century saw the slow yet steady emigration of Irish families
to British North America and the United States. Those early Irish settlers that left their homeland were typically moderately well off: they were enticed by the promise of a sizable plot of land. However, by the 1840s, this pattern of immigration was gone: immigrants to North America were seeking refuge from the starvation and disease that the Great Potato Famine
of that decade brought. The great numbers of Irish that arrived to the United States and the soon to be Canada were instrumental in their quick development as powerful industrial nations. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists uncovered many early immigrants bearing the name Caroon: Alexander, James, and Patrick MacCarran, who all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860; Andrew, Anthony, Barney, James, John, Michael, and William MacCarren, who all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860.