Early Origins of the Cronley family
The surname Cronley was first found in Ulster
(Irish: Ulaidh), where they held a family seat
but were also to be found in County Offaly
. The sept is styled the Princes of Crich Cualgne and are descended from Cu-Ulladh, a Prince in 576. Descended was Cronghall, in 935, Lord of Conaille, the first to style himself O'Connelly. Irish history was greatly influenced by the Norman invasion
of 1172, and thereafter, the surnames of Irish Gaelic clanns and septs and many of the Norman families became almost indistinguishable.
Early History of the Cronley family
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Cronley Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Cronnelly, Cronnely, Cronelly, O'Cronnelly, Cronley, Cronlay, O'Cronley, Cranley, Cranelly, O'Cranelly, Cranlie and many more.
Early Notables of the Cronley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cronley family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Cronley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Wm. Cronley, who settled in Virginia sometime between 1671 and 1672
Cronley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Louis Cronley, who settled in Mississippi in 1824
- Dan Cronley, who settled in San Francisco in 1852
- Agnes Cronley, who arrived in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1852
- Patrick Cronley, who arrived in Ohio in 1863
- Michael Cronley, who settled in Ohio in 1863
Contemporary Notables of the name Cronley (post 1700)
- Jay Cronley (1943-2017), American author of many works of humorous fiction made a member of the Oklahoma Writers Hall of Fame in 2002