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

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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.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Crotty, O'Crotty, Crothon, Crotton, Crotone, Crottee, Crottey, O'Crottey, O'Crottee, O'Crottie and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crotts research. Another 182 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1742 and 1772 are included under the topic Early Crotts History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Crotts Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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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.

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  10. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
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