The ancient Dalriadan-Scottish name MacCroant is 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
and refers to the complexion or hair coloring of the original bearer.
Early Origins of the MacCroant family
The surname MacCroant 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 MacCroant family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacCroant 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 MacCroant History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
MacCroant Spelling Variations
In the Middle Ages, the translation between Gaelic and English was not a highly developed process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and so, an enormous number of spelling variations
appear in records of early Scottish names. MacCroant has appeared as Crone, Cron, Cronie and others.
Early Notables of the MacCroant 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... Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early MacCroant Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the MacCroant family to Ireland
Some of the MacCroant 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.
Migration of the MacCroant 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 MacCroant 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..