The distinguished surname Crotton is an Anglicization of the Irish name "Ó Crotaigh," meaning "a descendant of Crotach," a byname for a hunchback.
Early Origins of the Crotton family
The surname Crotton was first found in Thomond
(Irish: Tuadh Mumhan), literally North Thomond
, the pre-Norman Kingdom of Thomond, since divided between counties Limerick
and Clare, where the Crotton family was anciently seated as a branch of the O'Brien Clan
, whose history in Tipperary
dates back before the Norman invasion
While the family originates in Thomond, they later migrated to east Munster. CITATION[CLOSE]
MacLysaght, Edward, More Irish Families. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0)
Early History of the Crotton family
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Crotton Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Crotty, O'Crotty, Crothon, Crotton, Crotone, Crottee, Crottey, O'Crottey, O'Crottee, O'Crottie and many more.
Early Notables of the Crotton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Crotton family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: David Crotty, who was naturalized in Pennsylvania in 1779; George Crotty, who settled in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1784; Ellen Crotty, a bonded immigrant who arrived in Massachusetts in 1850.