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An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2016

Origins Available: Irish, Scottish


The Crough surname in England is said to descend from Nicholas Le Blount, who was outlawed and exiled after having worked to try and restore Richard II (reign 1377-1399) to the throne. It is said that he returned to England, with his name changed to Croke.

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

First found in Shropshire, where the name is believed to originated. The people of Norman heritage bearing this surname have a long and interesting recorded history in which we find them in Scotland, Ireland and England.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crough research. Another 269 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1489, 1558, 1625, 1649, 1553, 1620, 1588, 1660, 1614, 1629, 1609, 1680, 1640, 1643, 1593, 1671, 1628, 1640, 1625, 1683, 1654, 1657, 1636, 1671, 1661 and 1671 are included under the topic Early Crough History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 289 words (21 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Crough Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Crough family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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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

Crough Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • John Crough, aged 22, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Storm Cloud"

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  • 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


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  7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  10. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
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The Crough Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Crough 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.

This page was last modified on 28 April 2015 at 14:19.

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