McCrone History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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.

Early Origins of the McCrone family

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.

Important Dates for the McCrone family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCrone research. Another 82 words (6 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.

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.

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

Migration of the McCrone family to Ireland

Some of the McCrone family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 62 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

McCrone migration to the United States

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

McCrone migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McCrone Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Francis McCrone, aged 55 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Odessa" departing from the port of Dublin, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 [1]

McCrone 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:

McCrone Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Catherine McCrone, Scottish settler travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Storm Cloud" arriving in Bluff, Southland, South Island, New Zealand on 8th December 1862 [2]
  • Miss Ann McCrone, Scottish settler travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Storm Cloud" arriving in Bluff, Southland, South Island, New Zealand on 8th December 1862 [2]

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

  1. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 43)
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
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