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Crone Name Study

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Surnames/tags: Crone Cronin Croghan
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This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about the Crone surname and the variants of that name that have originated in Britain and Ireland. Those names include Crone, Cronin, Cronyn, etc. (I'll add more variants of the Gaelic surname to the list below as I find them.) Ancestry says that the Gaelic word crón means 'swarthy',[1] but cron also seems to have variously meant reddish-brown, dun-colored, and saffron-colored, as well as a sign or a mark.[2] The Crone group of names may include Croghan, Crohan, etc. However, Croghan is an alternate spelling for Cruachan, the traditional capital of Connacht.

If your Crone ancestors descend from Germany, Sweden, or other parts of northwestern Europe, including Ashkenazic Jews, they may more appropriately belong in the Cron Name Study. Those names include Krone, Krohn, Cron, Kron, Craun, etc., referring to a crown.

The hope is that other researchers like you will join one of these studies to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect. Please contact the project leader, add categories to your profiles, add your questions to the bulletin board, add details of your name research, etc.

To add a profile to the Crone Name Study, enter this text at the top of the narrative section of the profile: [[Category:Crone Name Study]].

Carole Partridge, Crone Name Study project leader

Name Variants

  • Croghan
  • Crohan
  • Cron
  • Crone
  • Cronie
  • Cronin
  • Cronyn
  • Mac Cróin (Scottish: 'Son of the Swarthy One')
  • Mccrone
  • McCrone

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