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The name McCrum is an age-old Dalriadan-Scottish 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.

McCrum Early Origins



The surname McCrum 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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McCrum Spelling Variations


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McCrum Spelling Variations



The translation of Gaelic names in the Middle Ages was not a task undertaken with great care. Records from that era show an enormous number of spelling variations, even in names referring to the same person. Over the years McCrum has appeared as Crone, Cron, Cronie and others.

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McCrum Early History


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McCrum Early History



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

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McCrum Early Notables (pre 1700)


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

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McCrum In Ireland


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McCrum In Ireland



Some of the McCrum 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



Dalriadan families proliferated in North Ameri ca. Their descendants still populate many communities in the eastern parts of both the United States and Canada. Some settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists, in the wake of the American War of Independence. Families on both sides of the border have recovered much of their heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and highland games. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name McCrum or a variant listed above:

McCrum Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James McCrum, aged 30, arrived in New York, NY in 1804
  • Sarah McCrum, aged 30, arrived in New York, NY in 1804
  • Robert McCrum, aged 22, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Francis McCrum, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1836
  • John McCrum, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name McCrum (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McCrum (post 1700)



  • Robert Garmany McCrum, Irish millionaire, builder of the Victorian era model village of Milford, High Sheriff of Armagh
  • Charles McCrum (b. 1964), Irish former cricketer
  • Paul McCrum (b. 1962), Irish former cricketer
  • Robert McCrum (b. 1953), English writer and editor
  • Michael William McCrum CBE (1924-2005), English academic and ancient historian who served as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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, 1968. Print.
    2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    3. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    8. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    9. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The McCrum Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McCrum 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 3 August 2016 at 23:42.

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