Irish Surname - Cronin
Origin of the Irish surname Cronin
The Irish surname Cronin is an anglicized version of the Gaelic name Ó Cróinín, which means "descendant of Cróinín." The name is primarily associated with County Cork in the southern part of Ireland, where it has been present since medieval times.
Today, individuals with the surname Cronin can be found throughout Ireland as well as in other parts of the world, including the United States, Canada, and Australia.
Variations of the name include Cronan, Cronen, and Cronyn.
Famous People with the Surname Cronin or its Variations
- A J Cronin: A Scottish physician and author who lived during the 20th century. Cronin is known for his novels "The Citadel" and "The Keys of the Kingdom," both of which were made into successful films.
- Billy Cronin: An Irish footballer who played for several teams in the League of Ireland during the 1960s and 1970s. Cronin was born in County Cork in 1942 and began his professional career with Cork Hibernians.
- Hume Cronyn: Was a Canadian actor who appeared in many films, television shows, and stage productions throughout his career. He was born in London, Ontario in 1911 and passed away in 2003. Cronyn was married to American actress Jessica Tandy, and the two appeared in many productions together, including the films "The Gin Game" and "Cocoon."
- Michael Cronin (actor) - An English actor known for his role as Jacko in the British television series "Brush Strokes" (1986-1991) and his work in various British TV series and stage productions.
- Michael Cronin (academic) - An Irish academic, writer, and translator. He is a professor at Dublin City University and has written extensively on translation studies, Irish studies, and cultural studies.
Variations of the Irish Surname Cronin
- Cronan: This variation of the surname is primarily found in the United States.
- Cronen: Also primarily found in the United States.
- Cronyn: This variation of the surname is primarily found in Canada and the United States.
Cronin Coat of Arms
The Cronin coat of arms features a shield with three red lions on a gold background. The crest features a red hand holding a gold cross.
The motto associated with the Cronin family is "Virtute Vici," which means "Conquered by virtue."
There is often limited information available on a specific coat of arms and motto for an Irish surname. Sometimes there are many variations, sometimes none, we have compiled a representative, but by no means exhaustive, selection. Please visit our Coat of Arms and Motto page for more information.
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