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

Crosson Early Origins



The surname Crosson 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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Crosson Spelling Variations


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Crosson Spelling Variations



In the Middle Ages many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research on the Crosson family name revealed numerous spelling variations, including Crossan, Crossen, McCrossan, McCrossen, MacCrossan, MacCrossin, MacCrossen, Crossin, MacCrosson, McCrosson, Crosson, McCrosin, McCrosen and many more.

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Crosson Early History


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Crosson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crosson 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 Crosson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Crosson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Crosson 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 Crosson 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



The 18th century saw the slow yet steady emigration of Irish families to British North America and the United States. Those early Irish settlers that left their homeland were typically moderately well off: they were enticed by the promise of a sizable plot of land. However, by the 1840s, this pattern of immigration was gone: immigrants to North America were seeking refuge from the starvation and disease that the Great Potato Famine of that decade brought. The great numbers of Irish that arrived to the United States and the soon to be Canada were instrumental in their quick development as powerful industrial nations. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists uncovered many early immigrants bearing the name Crosson:

Crosson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Arthur Crosson, who arrived in Virginia in 1722

Crosson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Crosson, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1811
  • Michael Crosson, who arrived in New York, NY in 1815
  • William Crosson, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1857
  • Grace Crosson, aged 29, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1864
  • James Crosson, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1865

Crosson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Rose Crosson, aged 20, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Warren Hastings"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Crosson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Crosson (post 1700)



  • Wilhelmina Marguerita Crosson (1900-1991), American African American educator and school administrator
  • Marvel Crosson (1900-1929), American pioneer aviator, and the first female pilot to earn a commercial license in the Territory of Alaska, posthumously inducted into the Alaska Women's Hall of Fame in 2011
  • Joseph E. "Joe" Crosson (1903-1949), American pilot, inducted into the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum's Alaska Aviation Hall of Fame
  • Commander W. E. Crosson, U.S. Navy Commanding Officer of the Antarctic Construction Group during Operation Deep Freeze 1973, eponym of the Crosson Ice Shelf
  • Iman Crosson (b. 1982), American actor, impressionist, dancer and singer

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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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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. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
  2. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
  4. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. 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).
  10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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The Crosson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Crosson 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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