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The original Gaelic form of the Irish name McCrossend was written as Mac an Chrosain, which is derived from the word cros, which means cross.

Early Origins of the McCrossend family


The surname McCrossend was first found in Leinster, where they held a family seat at Ballymacrossan on the border of Leix and Offaly. There they were an off-shoot of the notable Clan O'Moore which was the leading sept of the 'Seven Clans of Leix'. In Gaelic the surname is "Mac an Chrosain," but more frequently seen in the English form "Crosby" or "Crosbie" which was listed as early as the early 1600s. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
MacLysaght, Edward, More Irish Families. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0)

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Early History of the McCrossend family

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Early History of the McCrossend family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCrossend research.
Another 513 words (37 lines of text) covering the years 1600, 1621, 1638, 1658, 1658, 1639, 1619, 1638, 1695, 1689 and 1762 are included under the topic Early McCrossend History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McCrossend Spelling Variations

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McCrossend Spelling Variations


The search for the origins of the name McCrossend family name revealed numerous spelling variations. These variants can be somewhat accounted for when it is realized that before widespread literacy people only recognized their name by pronunciation; it was up to scribes to decide how it was to be formally recorded. Variations found include Crossan, Crossen, McCrossan, McCrossen, MacCrossan, MacCrossin, MacCrossen, Crossin, MacCrosson, McCrosson, Crosson, McCrosin, McCrosen and many more.

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Early Notables of the McCrossend family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the McCrossend family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family name at this time was Patrick McCrossan, Chief of his Clann; John Crosbie, alias Sean Mac an Chrosáin (died 1621), a bishop of the Church of Ireland; and his sons: Sir Walter Crosbie, 1st Baronet, died 4 Aug 1638; David Crosbie (died 1658), died 1658; Sir John...
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Migration of the McCrossend family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the McCrossend family to the New World and Oceana


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 McCrossend: Thomas and his wife Jane, and children John, Agnes, Jane, Helen, and Thomas all settled in Charles Town, S.Carolina in 1767; Neal Crossan settled in Pennsylvania in 1772.

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The McCrossend Motto

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The McCrossend Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Indignante invidia florebit justus
Motto Translation: The just man will flourish in spite of envy.


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Citations

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  1. ^ MacLysaght, Edward, More Irish Families. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0)

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