O'Crottie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname O'Crottie is an Anglicization of the Irish name "Ó Crotaigh," meaning "a descendant of Crotach," a byname for a hunchback.

Early Origins of the O'Crottie family

The surname O'Crottie was first found in Thomond (Irish: Tuadh Mumhan), literally North Thomond, the pre-Norman Kingdom of Thomond, since divided between counties Limerick, Tipperary and Clare, where the O'Crottie family was anciently seated as a branch of the O'Brien Clan, whose history in Tipperary and Waterford dates back before the Norman invasion of 1172.

While the family originates in Thomond, they later migrated to east Munster. [1]

Early History of the O'Crottie family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our O'Crottie research. Another 48 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1772, 1742 and 1742 are included under the topic Early O'Crottie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

O'Crottie Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Crotty, O'Crotty, Crothon, Crotton, Crotone, Crottee, Crottey, O'Crottey, O'Crottee, O'Crottie and many more.

Early Notables of the O'Crottie family (pre 1700)

Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early O'Crottie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the O'Crottie family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: David Crotty, who was naturalized in Pennsylvania in 1779; George Crotty, who settled in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1784; Ellen Crotty, a bonded immigrant who arrived in Massachusetts in 1850.



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


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