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Where did the Irish Crandall family come from? What is the Irish Crandall family crest and coat of arms? When did the Crandall family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Crandall family history?Many variations of the name Crandall have evolved since the time of its initial creation. In Gaelic it appeared as Mac Raghnaill, which means son of Raghnal. Raghnal is a personal name equivalent to Randal or Reginald.
Irish names were rarely spelled consistently in the Middle Ages. Spelling variations of the name Crandall dating from that time include McRannell, McReynolds, Reynolds, Grannell, Magranill, MacGrannell, MacRaghnald, MacRanel, McRanel, MacRannal, MacRannel, MacRanell, MacRanall and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crandall research. Another 205 words(15 lines of text) covering the years 1625, 1657, 1717 and 1725 are included under the topic Early Crandall History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 71 words(5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Crandall Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape the religious and political discrimination they experienced primarily at the hands of the English, thousands of Irish left their homeland in the 19th century. These migrants typically settled in communities throughout the East Coast of North America, but also joined the wagon trains moving out to the Midwest. Ironically, when the American War of Independence began, many Irish settlers took the side of England, and at the war's conclusion moved north to Canada. These United Empire Loyalists, were granted land along the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara Peninsula. Other Irish immigrants settled in Newfoundland, the Ottawa Valley, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The greatest influx of Irish immigrants, however, came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Thousands left Ireland at this time for North America and Australia. Many of those numbers, however, did not live through the long sea passage. These Irish settlers to North America were immediately put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. Irish settlers made an inestimable contribution to the building of the New World. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Irish name Crandall or a variant listed above, including:
Crandall Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Crandall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Crandall Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Crandall Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
The Crandall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Crandall Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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