Carroon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The original Gaelic form of Carroon was Mac Carrghamhna, which is derived from the word "gamhan," which means "calf," and "carr," which has many meanings.
Early Origins of the Carroon family
The surname Carroon 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 Carroon family
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Carroon Spelling Variations
Because early scribes and church officials often spelled names as they sounded, a person could have many various spellings of his name.Many different spelling variations of the surname Carroon were found in the archives researched. These included MacCarron, MacCarroon, MacCarren and others.
Early Notables of the Carroon family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name at this time was Redmond Caron (1605?-1666), Irish friar and author, born of a good family near Athlone, Westmeath. "He embraced the order of St. Francis in the convent...
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Migration of the Carroon family
A massive wave of Irish immigrants hit North America during the 19th century. Although many early Irish immigrants made a carefully planned decision to leave left Ireland for the promise of free land, by the 1840s immigrants were fleeing a famine stricken land in desperation. The condition of Ireland during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s can be attributed to a rapidly expanding population and English imperial policies. Those Irish families that arrived in North America were essential to its rapid social, industrial, and economic development. Passenger and immigration lists have revealed a number of early Irish immigrants bearing the name Carroon: 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.