Show ContentsMacKarroon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The original Gaelic form of MacKarroon was Mac Carrghamhna, which is derived from the word "gamhan," which means "calf," and "carr," which has many meanings.

Early Origins of the MacKarroon family

The surname MacKarroon was first found in County Monaghan (Irish: Muineachán) located in the Northern part of the Republic of Ireland in the province of Ulster, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the MacKarroon family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacKarroon research. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1605 and 1666 are included under the topic Early MacKarroon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

MacKarroon Spelling Variations

During the Middle Ages, a standardized literary language known by the general population of Ireland was a thing of fiction. When a person's name was recorded by one of the few literate scribes, it was up that particular scribe to decide how to spell an individual's name. So a person could have several spelling variations of his name recorded during a single lifetime. Research into the name MacKarroon revealed many variations, including MacCarron, MacCarroon, MacCarren and others.

Early Notables of the MacKarroon family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name at this time was Redmond Caron (1605?-1666), Irish friar and author, born of a good family near Athlone, Westmeath. "He embraced the order of St. Francis in the convent...
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Migration of the MacKarroon family

Thousands of Irish left in their homeland in the 18th and 19th centuries to escape the religious and political discrimination they experienced primarily at the hands of the English, and in the search of a plot of land to call their own. These immigrants arrived at the eastern shores of North America, early on settling and breaking the land, and, later, building the bridges, canals, and railroads essential to the emerging nations of United States and Canada. Many others would toil for low wages in the dangerous factories of the day. Although there had been a steady migration of Irish to North America over these years, the greatest influx of Irish immigrants came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Irish name MacKarroon or a variant listed above: Alexander, James, and Patrick MacCarran, who all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860; Andrew, Anthony, Barney, James, John, Michael, and William MacCarren, who all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860. on Facebook