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The ancestors of the first families to use the name McCrone lived in ancient Scotland in the kingdom of Dalriada. The name was then used 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.

McCrone Early Origins



The surname McCrone 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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McCrone Spelling Variations


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McCrone Spelling Variations



In various documents McCrone has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations. Crone, Cron, Cronie and others.

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McCrone Early History


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McCrone Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCrone 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 McCrone History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McCrone Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McCrone 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 McCrone Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McCrone In Ireland


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McCrone In Ireland



Some of the McCrone 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


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The Great Migration



Many who arrived from Scotland settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would go on to become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence, many settlers who remained loyal to England went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Their descendants later began to recover the lost Scottish heritage through events such as the highland games that dot North America in the summer months. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the McCrone family emigrate to North America:

McCrone Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James McCrone, who was naturalized in Vermilion county, Illinois in 1876

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Contemporary Notables of the name McCrone (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McCrone (post 1700)



  • Walter Cox McCrone (1916-2002), American chemist, a leader in microscopy, known for his work on the Shroud of Turin Research Project the Vinland map, founder of the eponymous McCrone Research Institute
  • Guy Fulton McCrone (1898-1977), Scottish author
  • Professor Gavin McCrone, Scottish chairman who spearheaded the McCrone Agreement and the McGrone Report
  • Robert Watson McCrone, Scottish founder of Metal Industries, Limited, a conglomerate of many British engineering companies in 1922
  • Josh McCrone (b. 1987), Australian rugby league player

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    2. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    4. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    5. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    6. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    7. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    9. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    10. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    11. ...

    The McCrone Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McCrone 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 25 February 2016 at 14:33.

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