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Crowley is an Anglicized form of the Old Gaelic "O'Cruadhlaoich". The Gaelic prefix "O" indicates "male descendant of", plus the personal byname "Cruadhlaoich", from "cruadh", hard, and "laoch", a warrior; hence, "descendant(s) of the hard warrior". The great sept originated in Moylurg, County Roscommon, but migrated to Dunmanway, County Cork, and in due course became a leading West Cork sept with a recognized chief residing at Kilshallow. Several of the clan were employed as professional soldiers and the (O) Crowleys usually fought on behalf of the MacCarthys. Their Coat of Arms is silver with a blue boar between three red crosses...

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carol crowley

My name is Carol Crowley - looking for my grand parents geneology - Thank you! James (Patrick or initial C.) Crowley)- husband B:Dec 1820 Westmeath County Ireland D:15 May 1910 Monroe County New York Ellen Crowley -wife B:abt 1838 Ireland D:14 November 1909 New York

James Anthony Crowley 111

My 5th great grandfather Thomas Crowley and his younger brother Michel Crowley both moved from county CORK to the U.S.A in the early 1820s . They were wealthy , and lived in Pennsylvania . I could not trace who their father was.


Thomas Crowley and younger brother Michel Crowley moved to the U.S.A in the 1820s . They were wealthy.

James Patrick Crowley

My father Francis was born in Roscommon. I was taken there after being born in Birmingham, England during War II. I emigrated to the States a few years after WW II ended.


Looking for parental information on My 3rd great grandfather JAMES CROWLEY born 1826 in Tipperary Ireland. He traveled to Ontario, Canada where he married Ellen Milligan in 1858. They had one daughter Elizabeth O‘brecht

Derek O'Regan

My great great grandparents were James Crowley Born 1820, he married Ann Bradfield she was born in 1823. They came from Dunmanway Cork. They had a daughter Catherine, my great grandmother was born 1848. James was a police officer, the family moved to England shortly after Catherine was born. Catherine had three sisters and two brothers.

Laura Day

@DerekO’Regan My 8th great-grandmother is Agnes Crowley. Catherine’s sister. I am just starting my search in the Crowley family. has been rather helpful for some information.

Nancy Mortland

I’m looking for a Daniel Crowley b1836 who married Ann Coakley b 1840 who had at least 2 children. Cathrine Crowley 1868-1903 born in Ireland died in Massachusetts and my great grandmother Ann M Crowley b 1862-1944 who emigrated to Massachusetts and married Stephen Wigmore 1862-1936 Fathers name Michael Wigmore and mother Jane Ellot?

Sue Riddle

i came across a record - Johanna Crowley (born Mehegan) with a sibling James David Crowley Mehegan (born Crowley), I don't quite understand what this means.....thanking you


Hi, my name is ancestors are David Crowley and Catherine Mehegan (Kilbrittain) Ireland. Their son James David Crowley was my great grandfather who was born 1843 Kilbrittain Ireland and emigrated to Victoria Australia in 1868 aboard "southern cross" and died in Corowa NSW 1900. Married to Catherine Cameron in 1874 in Wallan Wallan, Victoria Australia, They had 7 children.


i traced my family history back to michael crowley born 1836 cork co cork, ireleand. died 1918 curwensville, clearfiled pa. His wife possible was Johanna crowley dont have a maiden name for her She may not have been his wife. If anyone could help that would be greatley appreciated. thank you jenn


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