Show ContentsCroney History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The western seacoast of Scotland and the rugged Hebrides islands made up the ancient Kingdom of Dalriada, the ancestral home of the Croney family. Croney is 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 or dark, and refers to the complexion or hair coloring of the original bearer.

Early Origins of the Croney family

The surname Croney 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 Croney family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Croney research. Another 82 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1617, 1640, 1641, 1656, 1660, 1682, 1712, 1890 and 1931 are included under the topic Early Croney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Croney Spelling Variations

Historical recordings of the name Croney include many spelling variations. They include They are the result of repeated translations of the name from Gaelic to English and inconsistencies in spelling rules. Crone, Cron, Cronie and others.

Early Notables of the Croney family

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 early...
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Ireland Migration of the Croney family to Ireland

Some of the Croney family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Croney migration to the United States +

Numerous Scottish settlers settled along the east coast of the colonies that would become the United States and Canada. Others traveled to the open country of the west. At the time of the American War of Independence, some remained in the United States, while those who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The highland games and Clan societies that sprang up across North America in the 20th century have helped many Scots to recover parts of their lost traditions. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Croneys to arrive in North America:

Croney Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Croney, aged 24, who arrived in Virginia in 1623 aboard the ship "Providence" [1]
Croney Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Mr. John Croney, aged 25, emigrating from Penzance, Cornwall to Maryland, USA, to become an indebted servant to James Gerald, a vintner (winemaker) originally from Bishopsgate, London, England on 24th November 1725 [2]

Australia Croney migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Croney Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

Contemporary Notables of the name Croney (post 1700) +

  • Albert Croney, English academic, former President of Derwentside College, Consett, County Durham, England
  • Hazel Croney (b. 1982), also spelled as Crowney, a British model and film actress

  1. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to USA 1718 - 1759, Indentured servitude [PDF]. Retrieved from
  3. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 17th February 2022). Retrieved from on Facebook