Cranell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Cranell family
The surname Cranell was first found in Ulster (Irish: Ulaidh), where they held a family seat but were also to be found in County Offaly and Galway. The sept is styled the Princes of Crich Cualgne and are descended from Cu-Ulladh, a Prince in 576. Descended was Cronghall, in 935, Lord of Conaille, the first to style himself O'Connelly. Irish history was greatly influenced by the Norman invasion of 1172, and thereafter, the surnames of Irish Gaelic clanns and septs and many of the Norman families became almost indistinguishable.
One of the first records of the family was Thomas Cranley (1337?-1417), Archbishop of Dublin, who studied at Oxford. In 1390, he was Chancellor of the university. "Besides being archbishop, Cranley was Chancellor of Ireland under Henry IV, and Lord Justice under Henry V." 
Early History of the Cranell family
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Cranell Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Cronnelly, Cronnely, Cronelly, O'Cronnelly, Cronley, Cronlay, O'Cronley, Cranley, Cranelly, O'Cranelly, Cranlie and many more.
Early Notables of the Cranell family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name at this time was Thomas Cranley DD a.k.a. Thomas Craule ( c.1340-1417) English statesman, judge and cleric who held the offices of Chancellor of Oxford University, Archbishop of Dublin (1379-1401) and Lord Chancellor...
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Cranell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century