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The distinguished surname Crotts is an Anglicization of the Irish name "Ó Crotaigh," meaning "a descendant of Crotach," a byname for a hunchback.

Early Origins of the Crotts family

The surname Crotts was first found in Thomond (Irish: Tuadh Mumhan), literally North Thomond, the pre-Norman Kingdom of Thomond, since divided between counties Limerick, Tipperary and Clare, where the Crotts family was anciently seated as a branch of the O'Brien Clan, whose history in Tipperary and Waterford dates back before the Norman invasion of 1172.

While the family originates in Thomond, they later migrated to east Munster. [1]

Early History of the Crotts family

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Crotts Spelling Variations

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 Crotts family (pre 1700)

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Crotts Ranking

In the United States, the name Crotts is the 13,819th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [2]

Migration of the Crotts family

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.

Contemporary Notables of the name Crotts (post 1700) +

  • Arlin Crotts, American optical telescope researcher from Columbia University, a proponent of the Advanced Liquid-mirror Probe of Astrophysics, Cosmology and Asteroids (ALPACA)

  1. MacLysaght, Edward, More Irish Families. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0)
  2. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?"., on Facebook