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The Irish name Cryan has a long Gaelic heritage to its credit. The original Gaelic form of the name Cryan is O Croidheagain, from the word "croidhe," which means "heart."

Cryan Early Origins



The surname Cryan was first found in Donegal (Irish: Dún na nGall), northwest Ireland in the province of Ulster, sometimes referred to as County Tyrconnel, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Cryan Spelling Variations


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Cryan Spelling Variations



Irish names were rarely spelled consistently in the Middle Ages. Spelling variations of the name Cryan dating from that time include Cregan, Crean, O'Crean, O'Cryan, Creaghan, Creegan, Creahan, Crehan, Creane and many more.

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Cryan Early History


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Cryan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cryan research. Another 382 words (27 lines of text) covering the year 1616 is included under the topic Early Cryan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cryan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cryan Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The 19th century saw a great wave of Irish families leaving Ireland for the distant shores of North America and Australia. These families often left their homeland hungry, penniless, and destitute do to the policies of England. Those Irish immigrants that survived the long sea passage initially settled on the eastern seaboard of the continent. Some, however, moved north to a then infant Canada as United Empire Loyalists after ironically serving with the English in the American War of Independence. Others that remained in America later joined the westward migration in search of land. The greatest influx of Irish immigrants, though, came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Thousands left Ireland at this time for North America, and those who arrived were immediately put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. In fact, the foundations of today's powerful nations of the United Sates and Canada were to a larger degree built by the Irish. Archival documents indicate that members of the Cryan family relocated to North American shores quite early:

Cryan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bridget Cryan, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • Catharine Cryan, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • Catherine Cryan, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • James Cryan, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • Martin Cryan, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cryan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Michael Cryan, who landed in Canada in 1812
  • Michael Cryan, aged 20, arrived in Canada in 1812
  • Mary Cryan, aged 13, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Britannia" from Sligo, Ireland
  • Maurice Cryan, aged 12, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Britannia" from Sligo, Ireland
  • Michael Cryan, aged 13, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Britannia" from Sligo, Ireland

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cryan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cryan (post 1700)



  • John F. Cryan (1929-2005), American Democratic Party politician, Member of the New Jersey General Assembly and as the Essex County Sheriff, father of Joseph Cryan
  • Joseph Cryan (b. 1961), American Democratic Party politician, Member of the New Jersey General Assembly (2002-)
  • Joseph Cryan, American Democrat politician, Member of Democratic National Committee from New Jersey, 2004; New Jersey Democratic State Chair, 2008
  • Arthur Chester Cryan (1884-1950), American Republican politician, Express agent; Elected New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Lancaster 1938
  • Frances Cryan, Irish Olympic rower who competed at the 1980 Summer Olympics
  • Colin Cryan (b. 1981), Irish born professional footballer
  • Robert Cryan (1827-1881), Irish medical doctor, professor of Anatomy and Physiology at the Catholic University in Dublin
  • John Cryan (b. 1960), British businessman and was the Group Chief Financial Officer at UBS AG
  • Carmel Cryan (b. 1949), English actress, best known for her role as Brenda Boyle in the BBC soap opera, EastEnders

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Cor mundum crea in me, Deus
Motto Translation: Create in me a clean heart, O God.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    6. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    7. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Cryan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cryan 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 24 January 2016 at 10:37.

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