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Re surname CROAH, where does it come from?

Question by 888shelley

I have Stephen ?Croah also known as Crook...I have been told that if he was French he could have skipped to UK and changed his name to avoid the Revolution. I have also been told that Croah may be Scottish....any ideas anyone

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on 2012-03-02 18:10:01

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by janilye on 2012-03-03 20:15:28

You could be right. We have CROAGH families in Australia some pronounced CROOK and some 'Craig' a couple of them can be traced back to Arbroath, Scotland
But the majority come from Tipperary, Ireland.
The Irish for Croagh is Cruach, or Crch which means 'a rounded hill'.
This probably is not the answer you're looking for but it is another avenue to investigate before going to France.

by 888shelley on 2012-03-03 21:01:03

Thanks janilye!He is the hardest man to trace..Stephen Crook1749-1882 married to Maria? I have their descendants but can't find my mystery man!(and wife)

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