Origins Available: Irish
Early Origins of the MacCranie family
The surname MacCranie was first found in Leitrim
(Irish: Liatroim) anciently the western half of the kingdom of Breifne, located in Northeastern Ireland
, in Leinster
province, where they held a family seat
as a descendant of Billrian, a chief of the Heber
line of Kings, descended from Daire Cearb, brother of Lughaidh, a King of Munster
. Irish history, after the Norman Conquest
, was strongly influenced by the invasion of Strongbow
in 1172, almost equal to the enormous Irish cultural impact on England Scotland
and the whole of Europe before the Norman Conquest
from the 1st to 7th centuries. Many Irish clanns, sept names were intermixed and family groupings became almost indistinguishable.
Early History of the MacCranie family
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MacCranie Spelling Variations
of this family name include: McRinn, Rinn, Ring, McCrann, McCran, Cran, Crann, Rynne and many more.
Early Notables of the MacCranie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacCranie family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Abraham Cran, who settled in America in 1724; ??? McCranie, who settled in North Carolina sometime between 1732 and 1776; Agnesia Ring, who arrived in Georgia sometime between 1733 and 1783.