Crean / O´Crean / Cregan / Cryan / O´Cryan

Origen: Irlandés. El Crean conocido irlandés tiene una herencia gaélica larga a su crédito. La forma gaélica original de Crean es O´Croidheagain, que proviene de la palabra "Croidhe," que significa "Corazón". Primero encontrado en Co. Donegal. The Irish name Cryan has a long Gaelic heritage to its credit. The original Gaelic form of the name Cryan is O Croidheagain, from the word "croidhe," which means "heart". First found in Donegal where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Variantes: Cregan, Crean, O'Crean, O'Cryan, Cryan, Creaghan, Creegan, Creahan, Crehan, Creane y otros.

Motto: Create in me a clean heart, O God.


Peter Crean & Catherine Rolston ( modificado el 19.03.2017 )
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Kevin Cryan, 44 St. Columba's Rise, Swords, Co. Dublin, Ireland. Email:

My name is Kevin Cryan and I am writing to you for three reasons. Firstly, to see if you can help me in my research of my family. Secondly to exchange Cryan information and material and thirdly to evoke an interest in Cryan genealogy and research if you have not considered it before. I would like to do this by telling you a little about my family to see if we have relatives in common; by informing you of some Cryan material other researchers and I have collected and by giving you some basic information and references which I hope will not be familiar to you already. My great great grandfather, John Cryan, married Margaret Dolan in Boyle, Co. Roscommon in 1858 and spent his life in Croghan, about 5 miles south of Boyle, working as a National School teacher (where he is still remembered as Master Cryan) until his death in 1906. From his age on his Death Certificate I believe he was born around 1833 and a reference to a family who had a son, John, at that time has been found. This was a couple, John Cryan and Catherine Drury, who married in 1829 in Croghan and had three sons John (b.1833 in Boyle), James (b.1842 in Boyle) and Patrick (b.1831 in Croghan). I do not know what happened to Patrick and James. Does this information sound familiar to you? Have you ever heard talk of a Master Cryan in your family? Maybe these names have been passed down through the generations as they have in my family. Please let me know. I have in my possession: (1) A list of all Cryan Deaths (in Ireland) since 1864 (when the Civil Records began) from the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages. (2) A list of Cryan (and many name variations) Births from the Mormon Genealogical Index. (3) Entries for Cryan and variants from Boyle Catholic Registers 1793-1833 (mainly Baptisms). (4) Memorials of Deeds relating to Cryan and Crean of Co's Roscommon and Sligo 1747-1884. (5) Entries for Cryan from Croghan Catholic Registers 1814-1899 (Baptisms). (6) Famine Immigrant List (Cryan and variants) arriving at Port of New York 1846-1851. (7) Entries for Cryan in Valuation Lists, Boyle 1858-1871. Early History According to E. MacLysaght (Irish Families) (O)Cryan,Crynes are Co. Roscommon versions of Crean - "O Crean,Crehan - According to MacFirbis, O Crean and O Cregan are synonymous, Crehan being a variant of Crean. In Irish Crean and Crehan are O Croidheain (spelt O Craidhen by the Four Masters) ... These families formed a minor sept of the Cineal Eoghan belonging to Donegal, with a branch in the neighbouring county of Sligo. They are twice mentioned by the four Masters as wealthy merchants, ... in 1506 as of Donegal; in 1572 as of Sligo. The Clongowes manuscript gives them a higher status : the then head of the family was John O Crean of Ballynegare, and inanother place in the manuscript O Crean of Annagh is stated to have been one of the leading families of Co. Sligo in the sixteenth century. According to the "Annals of Loch Ce" the Bishop of Elphin in 1582 was an O Crean, but he was "removed" in 1584. Father Daniel O Crean (d. c. 1616) of Holy Cross, Sligo was Provincial of the Dominican order in a period of intensive persecution." Research Centres, Sites and References There are references to the early Creans in Mary O Dowd's book "Power, Politics and Land: Early Modern Sligo 1568-1688"; M. Woodmartin's "History of Sligo" and T. O Rourke's "History of Sligo - Town and County". If you would like to find out more about your own family write to either The Sligo Heritage and Genealogical Centre, Stephens St., Sligo or The Roscommon Heritage and Genealogical Centre, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon. Root Surname List - http:/ Email: Irish Family History Society,PO Box 36,Naas,Kildare,Ireland Irish Roots, Belgrave Publications,Belgrave Ave.,Cork, Ireland Email: Roscommon/Sligo Homepage email:


J.G. Cryan,14 Shellmoor Avenue,Patchway,Bristol BS12 6AD (6-1-97) Andrew Cryan (Cork, b.c1850) m. Elizabeth Lunniss (London). Children - Arthur, Thomas (2 daughters -never married) and Harry (3 sons, 2 survive-author and brother in Canada) Adele Cryan,142 Woodland Drive,North Anston,Nr.Sheffield,S.Yorkshire S31 7JT Ggfather Patrick Cryan(b.1880 Sligo>England) m. Bertha Fisher (7 children) Mary Cryan (sibling of Patrick, Sligo>US>England) m. Brian Horan. Maggie Cryan(sibling of Patrick, Sligo,Caracurieor Caracrurie,) m. O'Connor (lived in Ballina fad) Thomas W. Cryan,66 Runyonrd.,Clifton,New Jersey 07013-2710, USA Martin Cryan(Carrowreagh)m.Mary Corcoran(Seafin,Cloonloo, Boyle) Son - Thomas William Cryan (b.12-1-89, Keash, Ballymote.>USA c.1917) m. Elizabeth (Bridget) McHugh (Killanigue,Kilmore,b.4-23-89) Janet M.Cryan, 9 ChatburnAve., Golborne, Nr. Warrington, Lancashire WA33HE, Eng James Cryan (Monastraden,Sligo.>Eng) m. Delia. Siblings (Cryan) Edward, Michael, Mary and Patrick? or Tom?(Killed in the Blitz) Sioban Mullin,47John St,Leamington,OntarioN8H 1HS,Canada Email: Roger Cryan,Atterberry Place,Decatur,Georgia,30033,USA Email: James Cryan m.(m.c.1853) Honoria Byrne, Children- Mchael (b.1854, Boyle >USA), James (b.1859, Boyle), John (b.1865, Boyle), John (b.1866, Boyle), Martin (b.1861 or 67, Boyle >USA), Brigid (b.1856, Boyle) and Mary Jane (b.1869, Boyle) Michael Tobin,Grenage,Craughwell,Co.Galway,Ireland Email: John Cryan (b. c.1847,Keash, Ballymote Co. Sligo) m. Mary Ann O'Neill. Eight children, John, Matthew, Mary Ann, Michael, Martin, Harry, Delia and Nora. J. Ogg,63 Lowell Drive,Stow,Massachusetts,USA Email: Brigid Cryan (b.Roscommon) m.(1848, Ros.) Cormac Carroll (b. Ros.) Children- Brigid (b.1849, Boyle), James (b.1850, Boyle), James (b.1851, Boyle), Margaret (b.1853, Boyle), Jane (b.1855, Boyle), Brigid (b.1857, Boyle), Winifred (b.1862, Boyle). Karen McElrath,27 Arizona St.,Glen Rd.,Belfast BT11 8AG, Ireland. Email: K.McElrath@Queens-Belfast.AC.UK G.G. Grandfather Patrick Cryan m. Catherine Conlon (Sligo) - Ireland >Massachusetts, USA.-3 children, Patrick Cryan (b.1844, m. Catherine Lavin- b. Ireland, married in Manchester, New Hampshire, 3 children John, James and Mary Alice), Bridget aka Mary? (b.18xx, m. Patrick Feeney, 1 child Mary A.), Martin Francis (b.1852, m. Mary Lee in 1874, Pennsylvania -6 children, Margaret, Kathryn,John Patrick, Mary Josephine, Alice Martina and Frances Irene (m.1915, Clarence Brandon McElrath in Sharon,Pennsylvania) Maureen Nantista,25 Greenleaf Drive,Huntington,NY 11743, USA Email: Anthony+Jill Cryan, Email: Lyle Staehnke,3533 N.E.149th Portland Ore.97230, USA Email: Patrick Cryan,105 Coniston Ave.,Upminster,Essex,England Patrick Cryan (Sligo, Toomour?) m. Mary Judge(Breheny) Son-Owen Cryan (Sligo, b.1847) m. Ann Lawson (Owen and brother John emigrated to Glasgow circa 1874)- Owen's son Patrick (b.1876, Glasgow) m. Mary Welsh. T.G. Cryan, 11 Silver Birches, Dundrum, Dublin 14, Ireland Father- John Gerald Cryan (b.1916, d. 1980) Keash, Ballymote, Co. Sligo. Grandfather- John Cryan, (b. c.1868, d.c. 1945),Keash, Ballymote -(farmer, Councillor). Patrick Cryan, 11 Kinloch Rd, Melton,Victoria, Australia James Cryan(Leitrim? b.1871,d.1943) m.(1897 app.) Ellen Connor (Ireland,d.c.1898) >Australia c.1899. One son, John Cryan (Drumshambo/Carrick-on-Shannon, Leitrim b.1898, d.1970 Queensland, Aus.) m.(1923) Alicia Purcell (Dublin). Peter Cryan, "Ave Maria",43 Braemor Rd, Churchtown Dublin 14 Gt.Gt. Grandfather was Sean Ruadh Cryan, Gt Grandfather was John Cryan, Grandfather was Peter Cryan and father was Patrick with brothers John and Peter. Family from Carrowrea, Carrick-on-Shannon in the Parish of Drumlion. Janeson Keeley, Roanoke, VA, USA (NOT FULL ADDRESS) Husband's mother b. Carrye Catheryne Cryan in Rainelle, West Virginia, USA. Pat Cryan, 1316 Northside Dr. Ormond Beach Fl. 32174, USA. Organised Cryan Cousins Convention Magazine. Anne-Jane Cryan, "Hilltop House", Keadue, Boyle, Co. Roscommon Replied but no Gen info. Wrote back requesting same. Mary Creaser,The Vicarage,Askwith,nr. Otley,west Yorkshire,LS21 2HX England. Genealogy forthcoming. John Cryan, 5 Wilfrid Rd, Harolds Cross, Dublin 6w Father -Dominick Cryan, grandfather -Dominick Cryan who moved from Ballinagare near Croghan to Ballaghaderreen. (John's brother also Dominick farms at Ballaghaderreen). Lyndon Cryan, 3210 Ross Ave, Cornwall, Ontario, Canada K6K 1E9

Great grandfather -John Cryan m. Miss ? Penney (Ireland>Canada) Grandfather -Thomas Cryan m. Mary Paradis in Leeds, Quebec. - 7 children-Louis (Father b.1928-d.1994), Gertrude, Edna, Urbain, Stella, Rose and Florence. Grandfather had brother Liam and sisters.