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Origins Available: Irish, Scottish


The Croke surname in England is said to descend from Nicholas Le Blount, who was outlawed and exiled after having worked to try and restore Richard II (reign 1377-1399) to the throne. It is said that he returned to England, with his name changed to Croke.

Croke Early Origins



The surname Croke was first found in Shropshire. Robert Croc was a retainer of Walter, the first High Steward of Scotland, and probably accompanied his lord north from Shropshire. Robert held lands in Renfrewshire and Ayrshire during the late 12th century. Sir Thomas Crok was the last of the direct Scottish line which failed in the 13th century. The people of Norman heritage bearing this surname have a long and interesting recorded history in which we find them in Scotland, Ireland and England. "In the reign of Charles I., the treaty for the surrender of Oxford to the parliamentarians, was negotiated here, in the mansion-house of the family of Croke." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Croke Spelling Variations


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Croke Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Croke, Crough, Croak, Croc, Crok, Croake and others.

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Croke Early History


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Croke Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Croke research. Another 373 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1489, 1558, 1625, 1649, 1553, 1620, 1588, 1660, 1614, 1629, 1609, 1680, 1640, 1643, 1593, 1671, 1628, 1640, 1625, 1683, 1654, 1657, 1636, 1671, 1661, 1671, 1299 and 1324 are included under the topic Early Croke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Croke Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Croke Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable among the family at this time was Richard Croke (c.1489-1558), English classical scholar, tutor and agent of Henry VIII; Sir George Croke of Studley, eminent Judge under Charles I (reign 1625-1649); Sir John Croke (1553-1620), Speaker of the English House of Commons; Sir Henry Croke (1588-1660), an English landowner, office...

Another 102 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Croke Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Croke In Ireland


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Croke In Ireland



Some of the Croke family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 92 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Croke Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Croke, who landed in Virginia in 1699

Croke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Adam Croke who arrived in Philadelphia in 1870
  • Edward Croke, who landed in Arkansas in 1876

Croke Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Ann Croke, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1833
  • Ellen Croke, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1841

Croke Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edmund Croke, aged 23, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Bucephalus"

Croke Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Catherine Croke arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hermione" in 1883

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Contemporary Notables of the name Croke (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Croke (post 1700)



  • Sir Alexander Croke (1758-1842), British judge, author and colonial administrator in Nova Scotia
  • William Joseph Croke (1840-1869), Canadian lawyer and politician from Nova Scotia, member of the Canadian House of Commons (1867-1869)
  • Thomas William Croke (1824-1902), Roman Catholic Archbishop of Cashel and Emly in Ireland

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
  2. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  9. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  10. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
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The Croke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Croke 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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