Scotland's coastal mountains and Hebrides
islands were known in ancient times as the kingdom of Dalriada. The name McRone evolved there 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
and refers to the complexion or hair coloring of the original bearer.
Early Origins of the McRone family
The surname McRone 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.
Early History of the McRone family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McRone 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 McRone History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
McRone Spelling Variations
Spelling in the medieval era was a highly imprecise process. Translation, particularly from Gaelic to English, was little better. For these reasons, early Scottish names are rife with spelling variations
. In various documents McRone has been spelled Crone, Cron, Cronie and others.
Early Notables of the McRone 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 McRone Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the McRone family to Ireland
Some of the McRone 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.
Migration of the McRone family to the New World and Oceana
Many settled along the east coast of what would become the United States and Canada. As the American War of Independence
broke out, those who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these hardy Dalriadan-Scottish settlers began to recover their collective history in the 20th century with the advent of the vibrant culture fostered by highland games and Clan
societies in North America. Highland games, clan societies, and other organizations generated much renewed interest in Scottish heritage in the 20th century. The McRone were among the earliest of the Scottish settlers as immigration passenger lists have shown: William Crone who settled in Annapolis, Maryland in 1773; August Crone, who settled in New England
in 1772; as well as James McCrone, who was naturalized in Vermilion county, Illinois in 1876..