Cronk History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Cronk family

The surname Cronk was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in North Holland, a province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Amsterdam, Haarlem and Hilversum. It was the seat of the old Counts of Holland. Seat of one of the oldest families is Brederode Castle near Haarlem. There are many old and quaint towns in the province. including Medemblik, Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Edam, and Monnikendam. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family. The Krangheit family were notable merchants who traded with the East and West India Companies. The family later branched to the Province of Utrecht.

Early History of the Cronk family

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Cronk Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Krangheid, Krankeide, Krankeit, Krankel, Kranke, Cronkite, Crankite, Crankhite, Cronkhite and many more.

Early Notables of the Cronk family (pre 1700)

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United States Cronk migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cronk Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James Cronk, aged 25, who arrived in Missouri in 1840 [1]
  • Saunders Cronk, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]
  • Mr. Cronk, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • L H Cronk, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • Mrs. L H Cronk, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]

Canada Cronk migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cronk Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Peter Cronk, who landed in Canada in 1834

Australia Cronk migration to Australia +

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

Cronk Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • James Cronk, aged 26, a agriculturist, who arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Africaine" in 1836 [2]
  • James Cronk, who arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Africaine" in 1838 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Cronk (post 1700) +

  • Edwin Monroe Cronk (b. 1918), American diplomat, third United States Ambassador to Singapore
  • William F. "Rick" Cronk (b. 1942), American businessman
  • Tim Cronk (b. 1987), professional Canadian football fullback
  • Edward Cronk (b. 1936), British Olympic sprint canoer
  • Mary Cronk MBE (b. 1932), English independent midwife who was awarded her MBE for services to midwifery
  • Kylie Cronk (b. 1984), Australian softball player
  • Toni Maree Cronk (b. 1980), Australian field hockey goalkeeper
  • Chas Cronk, English singer-songwriter and musician
  • Cooper Patrick Cronk (b. 1983), Australian professional rugby league footballer


  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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) AFRICAINE 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Africaine.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) AFRICAINE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Africaine.gif


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