Croake History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Irish Croake name is an Anglicized form of the Gaelic "Cróc," from the Old Norse "Krokr."
Early Origins of the Croake family
The surname Croake was first found in County Kilkenny (Irish: Cill Chainnigh), the former Kingdom of Osraige (Ossory), located in Southeastern Ireland in the province of Leinster, where they have been on record since the 13th century.
Early History of the Croake family
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Croake Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Croke, Crough, Croak, Croc, Crok, Croake and others.
Early Notables of the Croake family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Croake family to Ireland
Some of the Croake family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Croake Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Croake Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century