islands and Western coastal mountains of Scotland
were once part of the ancient kingdom of Dalriada. The name MacCrone was born there, as 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 MacCrone family
The surname MacCrone 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 MacCrone family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacCrone 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 MacCrone History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
MacCrone Spelling Variations
Translation in medieval times was an undeveloped science and was often carried out without due care. For this reason, many early Scottish names appeared radically altered when written in English. The spelling variations
of MacCrone include Crone, Cron, Cronie and others.
Early Notables of the MacCrone 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 MacCrone Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the MacCrone family to Ireland
Some of the MacCrone 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 MacCrone family to the New World and Oceana
Many of the ancestors of Dalriadan families who arrived in North America still live in communities along the east coast of Canada and the United States. In the American War of Independence
many of the original settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries the ancestors of many Scots began recovering their collective national heritage through Clan
societies, highland games, and other patriotic events. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name MacCrone or a variant listed above:
MacCrone Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Edward MacCrone, aged 20, who settled in Duluth, Michigan, in 1912
- William C. MacCrone, aged 26, who emigrated to Baltimore, Maryland, in 1914
- David MacCrone, aged 25, who landed in America from Glasgow, in 1920
- John MacCrone, aged 20, who landed in America, in 1921
- John MacCrone, aged 21, who settled in America, in 1922
Contemporary Notables of the name MacCrone (post 1700)
- Suzanne MacCrone, American photographer CITATION[CLOSE]
Suzanne MacCrone. (Retrieved 2011, November 30) Suzanne MacCrone. Retrieved from http://www.globalgallery.com/artist_biography/suzanne+maccrone/
- John MacCrone, British rally driver