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In ancient Scotland, the ancestors of the name MacCroan lived in the Kingdom of Dalriada. In those days the name MacCroan was used to indicate a person who 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 MacCroan family


The surname MacCroan 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.

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Early History of the MacCroan family

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Early History of the MacCroan family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacCroan research.
Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1931, 1640, 1617, 1682, 1656, 1660, 1641, 1712 and are included under the topic Early MacCroan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacCroan Spelling Variations

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MacCroan Spelling Variations


The translation of Gaelic names in the Middle Ages was not a task undertaken with great care. Records from that era show an enormous number of spelling variations, even in names referring to the same person. Over the years MacCroan has appeared as Crone, Cron, Cronie and others.

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Early Notables of the MacCroan family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the MacCroan 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...
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Migration of the MacCroan family to Ireland

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Migration of the MacCroan family to Ireland


Some of the MacCroan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 111 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Migration of the MacCroan family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the MacCroan family to the New World and Oceana


The descendants of the Dalriadan families who made the great crossing of the Atlantic still dot communities along the east coast of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence, many of the settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Clan societies and highland games have allowed Canadian and American families of Scottish descent to recover much of their lost heritage. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name MacCroan or a variant listed above include: 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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