The rugged western mountains of Scotland's coastline and the Hebrides
islands were home to the ancestors of the Cronay family. Cronay was originally a name for a person with blond hair. The Scottish name Crone
was originally derived from the Gaelic word "cron", which means saffron, yellow-colored
and refers to the complexion or hair coloring of the original bearer.
Early Origins of the Cronay family
The surname Cronay was first found in Argyllshire
(Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland
corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland
, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute
, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Cronay family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cronay research.Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1931, 1640, 1617, 1682, 1656, 1660, 1641, 1712 and are included under the topic Early Cronay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cronay Spelling Variations
are a very common occurrence in records of early Scottish names. They result from the repeated and inaccurate translations that many names went through in the course of various English occupations of Scotland
. Cronay has been spelled Crone, Cron, Cronie and others.
Early Notables of the Cronay family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the Clan
from early times was Daniel Crone, who represented the family in around the year 1640, and was the Chief of the family at that time; William Crowne (1617-1682), English colonel during the English civil war, and one of the... Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cronay Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cronay family to Ireland
Some of the Cronay family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 111 words (8 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 Cronay family to the New World and Oceana
The hardy Scots who made the crossing settled all along the east coast of North America and in the great west that was just then opening up. At the time of the American War of Independence
, many United Empire Loyalists moved north from the American colonies to Canada. Scottish national heritage became better known in North America in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic events. An examination of immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Cronay arrived in North America very early: William Crone who settled in Annapolis, Maryland in 1773; August Crone, who settled in New England
in 1772; as well as James McCrone, who was naturalized in Vermilion county, Illinois in 1876..