Michael Cronin & Family


The name Cronin name has undergone many variations in the past since its genesis. In Gaelic it appeared as O Cronin. This illustrious Irish name was originally derived from the word "Cronin", which meant "Brown" or "Dark". Some spelling variations include, Cronin, Cronyn, Cronine, Croynin, Cronan, Cronnin, Cronnan, Cryonnyn, Cronen, O'Cronin, Crynan and many more.

The name was first found in the country of Cork in Southern Ireland where they were a few of our ancestors were seated from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 AD. Some of the first settlers with this name or some of its variants were: Johannes Cronin who settled in Philadelphia in 1738; followed by James Cronin in 1787; Charles, Cornelius, Daniel, Edward, Engene, James, John , Michael, Patrick, Thomas, William Cronin, all settled in Philadelphia PA. between 1817 and 1868

 

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