McCarron History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the McCarron family

The surname McCarron 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 McCarron family

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McCarron Spelling Variations

In the Middle Ages many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research on the McCarron family name revealed numerous spelling variations, including MacCarron, MacCarroon, MacCarren and others.

Early Notables of the McCarron 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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McCarron Ranking

In the United States, the name McCarron is the 9,310th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States McCarron migration to the United States +

The 18th century saw the slow yet steady emigration of Irish families to British North America and the United States. Those early Irish settlers that left their homeland were typically moderately well off: they were enticed by the promise of a sizable plot of land. However, by the 1840s, this pattern of immigration was gone: immigrants to North America were seeking refuge from the starvation and disease that the Great Potato Famine of that decade brought. The great numbers of Irish that arrived to the United States and the soon to be Canada were instrumental in their quick development as powerful industrial nations. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists uncovered many early immigrants bearing the name McCarron:

McCarron Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Robert McCarron, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746 [2]
McCarron Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James McCarron, aged 29, who arrived in New York, NY in 1803 [2]
  • Jane McCarron, aged 29, who landed in New York, NY in 1803 [2]
  • Patrick McCarron, aged 28, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1820 [2]
  • Barnabas McCarron, aged 25, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1820 [2]
  • William McCarron, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1859 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada McCarron migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McCarron Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Patrick McCarron, aged 24, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1833
  • Rose McCarron, aged 22, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Edward Reid" in 1833
  • Mary McCarron, aged 29, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "William" in 1834
  • Ally McCarron, aged 23, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Perseus" in 1834
  • Rosey McCarron, aged 16, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Perseus" in 1834
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia McCarron migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

McCarron Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Felix McCarron, Scottish convict who was convicted in Ayr, Scotland for 7 years, transported aboard the "Elphinstone" on 27th May 1837, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [3]
  • Michael McCarron, aged 26, a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Shackamaxon" [4]
  • Sydney McCarron, aged 30, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Confiance" [5]

New Zealand McCarron migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

McCarron Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Alex McCarron, (b. 1854), aged 25, British settler travelling from Plymouth aboard the ship "Stad Haarlem" arriving in Lyttleton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 14th April 1879 [6]
  • Mrs. Ann E. McCarron, (b. 1857), aged 22, British settler travelling from Plymouth aboard the ship "Stad Haarlem" arriving in Lyttleton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 14th April 1879 [6]
  • Miss Mary McCarron, (b. 1877), aged 2, British settler travelling from Plymouth aboard the ship "Stad Haarlem" arriving in Lyttleton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 14th April 1879 [6]

Contemporary Notables of the name McCarron (post 1700) +

  • Scott McCarron (b. 1965), American PGA professional golfer
  • Chris McCarron (b. 1955), American Hall of Fame thoroughbred horse racing jockey
  • Charles McCarron (1891-1919), American New York composer & lyricist
  • Owen McCarron (1929-2005), Canadian cartoonist and publisher
  • Douglas J. McCarron (b. 1950), American labor union activist, president of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America

USS Arizona
  • Mr. John H. McCarron, American Gunner's Mate Second Class working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he survived the sinking [7]


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 18th March 2022). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/elphinstone
  4. ^ South Australian Register Thursday 20 January 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SHACKAMAXON 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/shackamaxon1853.shtml.
  5. ^ South Australian Register Wednesday 13th September 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Confiance 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/confiance1854.shtml.
  6. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  7. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html


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