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Multiple Origins for the Surname Crosbie



The original Gaelic form of the Irish name Crosbie was written as Mac an Chrosain, which is derived from the word cros, which means cross.

Crosbie Early Origins



The surname Crosbie was first found in Leinster, where they held a family seat at Ballymacrossan on the border of Leix and Offaly. There they were an off-shoot of the notable Clan O'Moore which was the leading sept of the 'Seven Clans of Leix'. In Gaelic the surname is "Mac an Chrosain," but more frequently seen in the English form "Crosby" or "Crosbie" which was listed as early as the early 1600s. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
MacLysaght, Edward, More Irish Families. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0)

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Crosbie Spelling Variations


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Crosbie Spelling Variations



Names during the Middle Ages were often recorded under several different spelling variations during the life of their bearers. Literacy was rare at that time and so how a person's name was recorded was decided by the individual scribe. Variations of the name Crosbie include Crossan, Crossen, McCrossan, McCrossen, MacCrossan, MacCrossin, MacCrossen, Crossin, MacCrosson, McCrosson, Crosson, McCrosin, McCrosen and many more.

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Crosbie Early History


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Crosbie Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crosbie research. Another 513 words (37 lines of text) covering the years 1600, 1621, 1638, 1658, 1658, 1639, 1619, 1638, 1695, 1689 and 1762 are included under the topic Early Crosbie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Crosbie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Crosbie Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name at this time was Patrick McCrossan, Chief of his Clann; John Crosbie, alias Sean Mac an Chrosáin (died 1621), a bishop of the Church of Ireland; and his sons: Sir Walter Crosbie, 1st Baronet, died 4 Aug 1638; David Crosbie (died 1658), died 1658; Sir John...

Another 53 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Crosbie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many destitute Irish families in the 18th and 19th centuries decided to leave their homeland, which had in many ways been scarred by English colonial rule. One of the most frequent destinations for these families was North America where it was possible for an Irish family to own their own parcel of land. Many of the early settlers did find land awaiting them in British North America, or even later in America, but for the majority of immigrants that arrived as a result of the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s the ownership of land was often a long way off. These Irish people were initially put to work on such industrial projects as the building of bridges, canals, and railroads, or they worked at manufacturing positions within factories. Whenever they arrived, the Irish made enormous contributions to the infant nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the earliest immigrants to bearer the name of Crosbie were found through extensive research of immigration and passenger lists:

Crosbie Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Crosbie, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1682

Crosbie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Crosbie, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1850

Crosbie Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Crosbie arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hibernia" in 1851
  • John Crosbie, aged 22, a bricklayer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Admiral Boxer"
  • Patrick Crosbie, aged 39, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Nugget"

Crosbie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Crosbie, aged 29, a shoemaker, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord William Bentinck" in 1841
  • William Crosbie, aged 6, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord William Bentinck" in 1841
  • Thomas Crosbie landed in Wanganui, New Zealand in 1843

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Contemporary Notables of the name Crosbie (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Crosbie (post 1700)



  • Robert Crosbie (1849-1919), American theosophist and founder of the United Lodge of Theosophists (ULT)
  • William Francis Crosbie (b. 1768), Irish Member of Parliament
  • George Crosbie (1864-1934), Irish politician
  • Sir William Edward Douglas Crosbie (1855-1936), 8th Baronet, Irish peer
  • Sir William Richard Crosbie (1820-1877), 7th Baronet, Irish peer
  • Sir William Crosbie (1794-1860), 6th Baronet, Irish peer
  • Sir Edward William Crosbie (1755-1798), 5th Baronet, Irish peer
  • Sir Paul Crosbie (d. 1773), 4th Baronet, Irish peer
  • Sir Warren Crosbie (d. 1759), 3rd Baronet, Irish peer
  • Sir Edward Crosbie (1755-1798), first United Irishman to be executed for treason after the 1798 Rebellion in Carlow, Ireland
  • ... (Another 17 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Crosbie Historic Events


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Crosbie Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Miss Agnes Crosbie, English 3rd Class passenger residing in Wilmette, Illinois, USA visiting Scotland, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Indignante invidia florebit justus
Motto Translation: The just man will flourish in spite of envy.


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Crosbie Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ MacLysaght, Edward, More Irish Families. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0)

Other References

  1. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
  2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
  3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  4. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
  5. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
  6. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
  7. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
  8. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
  9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  10. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
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The Crosbie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Crosbie Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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