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

McCrossin Early Origins



The surname McCrossin 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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McCrossin Spelling Variations


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McCrossin Spelling Variations



Numerous spelling variations of the surname McCrossin exist. A partial explanation for these variants is that ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced, often resulting in a single person being recorded under several different spellings. Different spellings that were found include Crossan, Crossen, McCrossan, McCrossen, MacCrossan, MacCrossin, MacCrossen, Crossin, MacCrosson, McCrosson, Crosson, McCrosin, McCrosen and many more.

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McCrossin Early History


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McCrossin Early History



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

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McCrossin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McCrossin Early Notables (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...

Another 53 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McCrossin Notables 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



Irish families began to immigrate to British North America and the United States in the 18th century, but the greatest influx of Irish immigrants came during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. The earlier settlers came to North America after a great deal of consideration and by paying relatively high fees for their passage. These settlers were primarily drawn by the promise of land. Those later settlers that came during the 1840's were trying to escape the conditions of poverty, starvation, disease, and death that had stricken Ireland. Due to the enormity of their numbers and the late date of their arrival, these immigrants primarily became hired laborers instead of homesteading settlers like their predecessors. An exhaustive search of immigration and passenger lists has revealed many Irish immigrants North America bearing the name McCrossin:

McCrossin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles, Denis, Edward, Hugh, James, John, Joseph, and Patrick McCrossin arrived between 1830 and 1878 in Philadelphia

McCrossin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Edward J McCrossin, aged 32, who emigrated to America, in 1906
  • Estelle W. McCrossin, aged 17, who emigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • Joanna E McCrossin, aged 57, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Edward J. McCrossin, aged 37, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Laurence McCrossin, aged 41, who settled in America, in 1919

McCrossin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Thomas McCrossin, aged 18, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Ranger" in 1834
  • Thomas McCrossin, aged 17, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Ranger" in 1834

McCrossin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William McCrossin, aged 24, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1879
  • Mary McCrossin, aged 23, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1879
  • Mary A. McCrossin, aged 2, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name McCrossin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McCrossin (post 1700)



  • Julie McCrossin (b. 1954), Australian radio broadcaster, journalist, comedian, political commentator and activist for women's and gay rights

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Motto


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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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Citations



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

Other References

  1. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
  2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
  4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
  6. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
  7. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
  8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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The McCrossin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McCrossin 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.

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