Show ContentsCarron History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The French name Carron first arose during the Medieval period in Normandy. It is derived from when the family having lived at Cairon in Calvados, which was in Normandy.

Early Origins of the Carron family

The surname Carron was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where they held a family seat in the seigneurie of Cairon in Calvados, in the arrondissement of Caen, in the canton of Creully. Guillaume de Caron is the first on record, living in 1086 and Eudo, his father, is mentioned as living in Cairon at some unknown time before him. Cairon is located 15 kilometers southeast of Ryes.

Robert Caron settled in Beaupré and married Marie Crevet in Quebec on 25th October 1637. Together they had seven children to carry on the family name of Caron. Robert died on 8th July 1656. [1]

Early History of the Carron family

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Carron Spelling Variations

History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations of the name Carron, some of which include Caron, Cairon, Carron, Carone, Caronne, Carot, Caraud, Careau, Carreau, Carow, Carou, Carrou, Carous, Carrous, Caroux, Charon, Charron, Charone, Charonne, Charou, Charous, Charoux, Le Caron, Lecaron, Lecharon and many more.

Early Notables of the Carron family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family in this period was Sir Caron de Bosdegas, French knight who fought at the Combat of the Thirty, March 26th 1351. Firminus Caron (fl. 1460-1475) was a French composer, and likely a singer, of the Renaissance. He is said by Tinctor to have been the scholar of Binchois or Dufay. [2] Raymond Caron (1605-1666), was an Irish Franciscan friar and author; Firminus Caron (fl.1460-1475), French Renaissance composer; and Antoine Caron (1521-1599), French master glass maker, illustrator. François Caron (1600-1673), was a French Huguenot refugee to the Netherlands who served the Dutch East India Company, he rose from a cabin...
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Carron Ranking

In the United States, the name Carron is the 10,380th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [3] However, in France, the name Carron is ranked the 2,123rd most popular surname with an estimated 2,983 people with that name. [4]

United States Carron migration to the United States +

By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Since immigration was slow, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Carron has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Carron were

Carron Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Hugh Carron, who arrived in Virginia in 1639 [5]
  • Claude Carron, who settled in Carolina in 1695
Carron Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Joseph Carron, who landed in Virginia in 1704 [5]
  • Ed Carron, who landed in Virginia in 1714 [5]
  • Ignace Carron, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1763 [5]
Carron Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Leslie Carron, who landed in America in 1805 [5]
  • Mary Carron, aged 26, who landed in New York, NY in 1805 [5]
  • Sarah Carron, who arrived in America in 1805 [5]
  • Juan Carron, who landed in Florida in 1838 [5]
  • John Carron, who arrived in Mississippi in 1850 [5]
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Australia Carron migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Carron Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Sarah Carron, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Calphurnia" in 1849 [6]
  • Mary Carron, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Calphurnia" in 1849 [6]

Contemporary Notables of the name Carron (post 1700) +

  • Elisabeth Carron (1922-2016), American soprano
  • Schuyler Antony Carron (1921-1964), American Olympic bronze medalist bobsledder
  • Pierre Carron (1932-2022), French sculptor and painter, known for his portrayals of children and natural landscapes
  • René Carron (b. 1942), Chairman of the Board of Crédit Agricole
  • Pernelle Carron (b. 1986), French ice dancer and the 2010 French national champion
  • Arthur Carron (1900-1967), English operatic tenor
  • John Carron (1909-1998), nationalist politician in Northern Ireland
  • Sir William Carron KSG FRSA (1902-1969), Baron Carron, British trade unionist and activist, President of the Amalgamated Engineering Union (1956 to 1967)
  • Owen Gerard Carron (b. 1953), Irish republican activist
  • Carron Angus Cyril Oliver Lodge (1883-1910), British figure and landscape painter

  1. Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  2. Grove, Sir George, A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (AD. 1450-1889) London: Macmillan1902, Print, 2 Vols
  3. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  5. 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)
  6. State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The CALPHURNIA 1849. Retrieved from on Facebook