Early Origins of the Cronnely family
The surname Cronnely 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 Cronnely family
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Cronnely 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 Cronnely family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cronnely family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jon Cranell, who arrived in Virginia in 1637; Francis Cranly, who arrived in Virginia in 1663; Wm. Cronley, who came to Virginia sometime between 1671 and 1672.