Crangle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Many variations of the name Crangle 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.
Early Origins of the Crangle family
The surname Crangle was first found in Connacht (Irish: Connachta, (land of the) descendants of Conn), where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Crangle family
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Crangle Spelling Variations
The Middle Ages saw a great number of spelling variations for surnames common to the Irish landscape. One reason for these variations is the fact that surnames were not rigidly fixed by this period. The following variations for the name Crangle were encountered in the archives: McRannell, McReynolds, Reynolds, Grannell, Magranill, MacGrannell, MacRaghnald, MacRanel, McRanel, MacRannal, MacRannel, MacRanell, MacRanall and many more.
Early Notables of the Crangle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Crangle family
In the 19th century, thousands of Irish left their English-occupied homeland for North America. Like most new world settlers, the Irish initially settled on the eastern shores of the continent but began to move westward with the promise of owning land. The height of this Irish migration came during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. With apparently nothing to lose, Irish people left on ships bound for North America and Australia. Unfortunately a great many of these passengers lost their lives - the only thing many had left - to disease, starvation, and accidents during the long and dangerous journey. Those who did safely arrive in "the land of opportunities" were often used for the hard labor of building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. The Irish were critical to the quick development of the infrastructure of the United States and Canada. Passenger and immigration lists indicate that members of the Crangle family came to North America quite early: Christopher Reynolds, who came to Virginia in 1622; Nathaniel Reynold, who settled in Salem in 1630; Robert Reynolds, who settled in Salem in 1630 with his wife Mary and his four children.
Contemporary Notables of the name Crangle (post 1700) +
- Roland Crangle, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 40th District, 1930 
- Joseph F. Crangle (b. 1932), American Democrat politician, Chair of Erie County Democratic Party, 1965; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1968, 1972, 1980, 1988 
- Henry Crangle, American politician, Mayor of Wheeling, West Virginia, 1864-65 
- Frank M. Crangle, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 18th District, 1918 
- Edna Crangle, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 1920 
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