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
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 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1931, 1640, 1617, 1682, 1656, 1660, 1641, 1712 and 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 (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 Croney Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Croney family to Ireland
Some of the Croney 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 Croney family to the New World and Oceana
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
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