Crough History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Irish Crough name is an Anglicized form of the Gaelic "Cróc," from the Old Norse "Krokr."

Early Origins of the Crough family

The surname Crough was first found in County Kilkenny (Irish: Cill Chainnigh), the former Kingdom of Osraige (Ossory), located in Southeastern Ireland in the province of Leinster, where they have been on record since the 13th century.

Early History of the Crough family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crough research. Another 118 words (8 lines of text) covering the year 1241 is included under the topic Early Crough History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Crough Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Croke, Crough, Croak, Croc, Crok, Croake and others.

Early Notables of the Crough family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Crough Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Crough family to Ireland

Some of the Crough family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Crough migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Crough Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Michael Crough to Maryland in 1830
  • Michaels Crough, who landed in Maryland in 1830 [1]

Australia Crough migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Crough Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Crough, aged 22, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Storm Cloud"

Contemporary Notables of the name Crough (post 1700) +

  • Suzanne J. Crough (1963-2015), American child actress best known for her role as Tracy Partridge, in the hit television sitcom The Partridge Family (1970-1974)
  • Gerald Crough (b. 1937), former Australian rules footballer who played with South Melbourne
  • Ida Crough Hazlett, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 1st District, 1920, 1922 [2]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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