The noble name Craon was first used by the Boernicians
, an ancient Scottish tribe. It is a name for a person whose was tall, and had long legs. This nickname
derived from the Old English words cranuc,
which mean crane.
Early Origins of the Craon family
The surname Craon was first found in Suffolk
, before the name made its way North to Scotland.
Early History of the Craon family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Craon research.Another 106 words (8 lines of text) covering the year 1398 is included under the topic Early Craon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Craon Spelling Variations
Before the first dictionaries and printing presses went into use in the last few hundred
years, spelling, particularly of names, was a largely intuitive matter. Consequently, many spelling variations
occur in even the simplest names from the Middle Ages. Craon has been spelled Crane, Craine, Crain, Cran, Crann, Crayne and others.
Early Notables of the Craon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Craon family to Ireland
Some of the Craon family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 63 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Craon family to the New World and Oceana
The east coasts of the United States and Canada are still populated by many of the descendents of the Boernician-Scottish families who made that great crossing. They distributed themselves evenly when they first arrived, but at the time of the War of Independence
those who remained loyal to England
went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. This century, many of their ancestors have recovered their past heritage through highland games and other Scottish functions in North America. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that many immigrants bearing the name Craon or a variant listed above: Jasper Crane, a passenger on the "Hector," who settled in the New Haven, Colony in 1637; Richard Crane, who arrived in Virginia in 1635; Samuel Crane, who came to Virginia in 1653.
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