Crowney History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Scotland's western coastal mountains and the desolate Hebrides spawned the line of the Crowney family. The name Crowney was originally a nickname for a person with blond hair. The Scottish name Crone was originally derived from the Gaelic word "cron", which means saffron, yellow-colored or dark, and refers to the complexion or hair coloring of the original bearer.

Early Origins of the Crowney family

The surname Crowney was first found in Argyllshire (Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Crowney family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crowney research. Another 82 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1931, 1640, 1617, 1682, 1656, 1660, 1641, 1712 and are included under the topic Early Crowney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Crowney Spelling Variations

Spelling and translation were not standardized practices until the last few centuries. Spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. Crowney has been spelled Crone, Cron, Cronie and others.

Early Notables of the Crowney family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the Clan from early times was Daniel Crone, who represented the family in around the year 1640, and was the Chief of the family at that time; William Crowne (1617-1682), English colonel during the English civil war, and one of the early...
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Ireland Migration of the Crowney family to Ireland

Some of the Crowney family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Crowney family

Settlers from Scotland put down roots in communities all along the east coast of North America. Some moved north from the American colonies to Canada as United Empire Loyalists during the American War of Independence. As Clan societies and highland games started in North America in the 20th century many Scots rediscovered parts of their heritage. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Crowney were among those contributors: William Crone who settled in Annapolis, Maryland in 1773; August Crone, who settled in New England in 1772; as well as James McCrone, who was naturalized in Vermilion county, Illinois in 1876..



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