List of names

Add and tell his name

Users: 233

Last Name - 64719



Value: This famous Manx (Isle of Man) surname has no connection with the more usual spelling of 'Crane', which is of Anglo-Saxon origins, other than that they are both in a sense nicknames. The Manx 'Crain' derives from the Old Gaelic 'Mac Ciarain', which translates as 'the son of Little Kieran', with Kieran itself meaning 'the dark coloured one. Probably half of all Isle of Man surnames are of Gaelic, and mainly Scottish origins, although in this case it would seem that there is a rare Irish association, the Mac Kierans being a small clan in County Donegal. The name has undergone many centuries of development, showing that spelling and dialect even in such a small community as the Isle of Man, remained fluid until the 19th century. The 'Mac' prefix seems to have been dropped in the time of the first Elizabeth (1558 - 1603). The later spelling forms and their first known dates of recording on the island include Craine (1586), Karran (1625), Carine (1643), Carren (1650) Caren (1778) etc. Other early recordings include James McCraine of Douglas, Isle of Man in 1422, whilst one of the earliest settlers in the New World was John MacCarrane (also known as Carrane) who in January 6th, 1679 was a member of the Militia of Barbadoes, within Col. Bates Regiment of Foot. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of John McCroyn, which was dated 1408, in the 'Manx Name Register', during the reign of King Henry 1V, known as 'Henry Bolingbroke', 1399 - 1413. 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.


Fear might well be likened to a wall,
Inside of which one might be safe from harm.
For some, a good defense; for others, all
That keeps them from the choice of moving on.
Yet what might come of change is never known.

- Genealogical tree of family - Trungu gjenealogjik i një familjeje të familjes - شجرة النسب العائلية - Родословно дърво на семейството - Családfa családi - Genealogical cây của gia đình - Árbore Xenealoxía da familia - Stamboom van de familie - Γενεαλογικό δέντρο της οικογένειας - Genealogical træ i familien - אילן יוחסין של המשפחה - Pohon silsilah keluarga - Árbol genealógico de la familia - L'albero genealogico della famiglia - Arbre genealògic de la família - 族譜樹的家庭 - 가족의 가계도 - Ģenealoģiskie koku ģimenes - Genealoginiai medį šeimos - Ġenealoġiċi siġra tal-familja - Stammbaum der Familie - Genealogiske treet av familien - Drzewo genealogiczne rodziny - Árvore genealógica da família - Arbore genealogic al familiei - Генеалогическое древо семьи - Генеалошко стабло породице - Genealogické strom rodiny - Genealoško drevo družine - Puno ng angkan ng pamilya - เกี่ยวกับวงศ์วานต้นไม้ของครอบครัว - Aile soyağacı - Генеалогічне древо семьи - Genealogical puu perhe - Arbre généalogique de la famille - परिवार की वंशावली - Genealoško stablo obitelji - Genealogický strom rodiny - Genealogical träd i familjen - Genealogical tree pere - 家族の家系ツリー -
Programs from around the World

Advertising on the site