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The Hebrides 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 or dark, and refers to the complexion or hair coloring of the original bearer.

MacCrone Early Origins



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.

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MacCrone Spelling Variations


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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.

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MacCrone Early History


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MacCrone Early History



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.

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MacCrone Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacCrone Early Notables (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.

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MacCrone In Ireland


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MacCrone In 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.

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The Great Migration



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name MacCrone (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name MacCrone (post 1700)




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MacCrone Family Crest Products


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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. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    6. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    9. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    10. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    11. ...

    The MacCrone Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacCrone 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 19 September 2013 at 12:45.

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