Last name: Cronin

This famous Irish clan surname has three quite distinct settlement points in Counties Cork, Kerry, and Limerick, and in some respects it is arguable whether there is any relation between them. The name translates as "the son of the saffron coloured one", and is therefore a nickname for a fair-haired person, possibly a Viking - or one of Viking ancestry. Most nameholders today are found in County Cork, although in the 1659 "census" of all Ireland it was recorded as a principal name in the Barony of Connello, County Limerick, and the Barony of Magunihy, County Kerry. In early times the name was commonly recorded as "O'Croneen". The village of Ballycroneen in East Cork was once believed to be the place of origin of the O'Cronins, but surprisingly this is not proven. The first recorded nameholder (below) was tutor to Donal O'Sullivan Beare, hero of Dunboy and the march to Ulster in 1600. Unfortunately god moves in mysterious ways, and Father Donagh O'Cronin paid for his support with his life. Early recordings of the surname include Bartholomew Cronin, a witness at Killarney, County Kerry, on the occasion of the christening of his daughter, Catherine, on May 8th 1791, whilst amongst the earliest famine emigrants was Patt Cronin, who left on the "Montezuma" of Liverpool bound for New York, in May 1846. He is described as a 'labourer', aged 10 yrs! The clan coat of arms has the blazon of fusily, azure and ermine, suggesting support for religious and even royal causes. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Father Donagh O' Cronin, which was dated 1601, who was hanged at Cork for treason, during the reign of Elizabeth 1, known as "Good Queen Bess", 1558-1603. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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Stephen
Hello all Cronin's
My name is Stephen Patrick Cronin. I was born in Des Plaines, IL, USA. my Parents are James Michael Cronin and Virginia Marie ( originally Robinson) both from Boston, MA, USA. My father's father was Michael James Cronin, born in Malas, County Kerry, Ireland on our families farm, now known as Cronin's yard, which is a famous approach to climb Carrantuohill, Ireland's highest mountain.
I have a son, Samuel Chang Cronin. You can tell by his middle name that his mother, Hongfeng Zhang, came from Shanghai, China.

Francis Kevin Cronin
Hello all. I live in Clovis Ca. Due to absent father know little of my Cronin family. But there appear to be mostly from Illinois, East St. Louis, Rockford and Chicago. My father Francis Eugene, AKA Frank. His father Robert (I think) you died in 1956. Frank had at least one son Larry, who died a few years ago around the Rockford area. Frank also had a brother Robert, who was a polio victim. I assume him dead also but he did have children. Anyone familiar?

margaret cronen
My father John James Cronen was raised in Louisville Kentucky. My grandpa Thomas Cronen and my grandma Emma raised five wonderful sons and one daughter. Our ancestors came from Cork County Ireland, and I am so proud of my irish heritage!!!

Daniel P. Cronin
Born in Waltham,MA. My Dad was born and raised in Stoneham,MA. i believe my ancestors are from the Cork area. Anyone familar?

Erica navarro
My grandfather's name was Jerome James Cronin. His grandparents were from Cork Ireland. Grandpa has brothers and sisters who live Minnesota, Washington, and South Dakota. He lived California. I think it Be neat to see if I can find some relatives still in Cork and to visit Ireland.

Robert Cronin
My great grandfather was Patrick Cronin, born in New Brunswick in 1861. His father was Denis (born 1815 in Ireland, maybe Cork) and his mother was Ellen Sullivan (born 1824).

Peter Cronin
Peter Cronin here from County Cork representing.

Udo Wilhelm Cronen
My grandpa was Joes Cronen born 1723 in Germany in Breyell but y don´t no from were hi es coming and whos was his vather

Ellen
My great grandda was from Cork Cornelius Cronin father was John and mother was Maragret nee Looney.. came to Us and settled in South Boston He was married to Ellen Cronin nee Fielding Looking for any information that will help.

Rick Cronin
I Am Rick Cronin from Oshawa, Ontario Canada great grand parents from Cork County .Patrick Sean Cronin and May Louise Lytle

Matt Cronin
Hey, I'm Matt Cronin from Oshawa, with Great Grandparents from Cork but via New Brunswick!

Matt Cronin
matthewjcronin@hotmail.com

Donald Cronin
My grandfather was born in New Brunswick and his father was David Cronin from Ireland.

Donald Cronin
My grandfather was Donald Cronin, his father was David Cronin who lived in New Brunswick before settling in Pennsylvania.

morgan cronin
i dont know where my family origonated--(however you spell that) but i know its in ireland.

Jack Cronin
i'm 6th generation Australian and my first relative to settle here was a Byrne.

Stevie
so cool of all of you Cronin family to post! Luck of the Irish is with all of us~always

Mike Cronin
Hello out there. I am Mike Cronin and I live on the Wirral Peninsula. It is a particularly lovely part of the country and I am pleased to be part of the community.

Darcey Tredway
Hi, my grandmother was a Cronin, her father John Daniel was born in Brosna, on the border of Cork/Kerry, immigrated in the late 1880's to San Francisco. Any relations out there?

Brosna
Hi Darcey, there are many Cronins in Brosna. John Cronin owns one of the local pubs. Great village!

James Cronin
Hello, my name is James Cronin. I live in North Dakota. Family originally from Killarney I believe. Great Grand parents were James Cronin and Lucy Hawkins.

tom
living in ottawa, but from newfoundland

Stevie Cronin
Hi, I am Stevie Cronin, very proud of the name too but married into it, my husband, a first generation American of an Irish family. Cheers!

Mark Cronin
Hello my name is Mark Cronin.I live in Dublin,Ireland and am also very proud of my name.

Brian
Brian Cronin origin. Worcester ma.

Gerald
Where in Worcester did you live? what was your high school?

no name
Proub to be a cronin

Edward Cronin
Edward Cronin from New York, also from county cork.

Edward Cronin
also Edward Cronin! living in MA, moving to Chicago in a month! my ma's side is murphy though

Brigid Cronin
Brigid Cronin-from Chicago. Recently found cousins in Killarney,County Kerry, where my grandfather was born.

Sheala M.A. Neto Cronin
I'm a Cronin as well! Our Cronins are also from County Cork! I live in WV. I'm not exactly sure how my dad's family came to live here.

Kathy Cronin H.
Me too! Our Cronins are from the Cork/Kerry Border. Kathy Cronin from Colorado.

Fergus
Hi Kathy, my father's people came from Rathmore just on the Cork/Kerry border. I wonder if we are talking about the same people? They were that close to the border that some of my dad's brothers would support Cork in gaelic football while others supported Kerry... good friendly banter when both teams would meet in Munster finals. All 5 brothers have passed away now. My Uncle Philip was the last to pass in Sept 2011. There were also 2 sisters and they are still with us, Han (Hannah) and Norrie (Nora). My email address is ferguscronin1@gmail.com if you want to contact me re all of this.

Allira Cronin
I am a cronin and i am proud of it!