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Crahan-Crehan surname

Crahan-Crehan surname

Posted: 20 Jul 2000 4:51PM GMT
Edited: 16 Sep 2001 8:42PM GMT
I have traced my family of Crahan's back to Ireland in the early 1800's. The name was spelled Crehan and changed after they came over during the potato famine. Six brothers and sisters of my great, great grandfathers generation traveled to America over a period of years and settled in Fulton, N.Y. It is not clear how or why they ended up in upstate N.Y. As there are no Crahan surnames in Ireland years ago, I am curious if other Crahan's of today have any records or information when there family might have changed thier name. As For my family, Records, including birth, death, baptismal and marriage certificates clearly show that the Ireland born family was spelled Crehan and changed, one by one to Crahan.
I have talked to people in Ireland and when they say the name Crehan, spelled with an E, they pronounce it "Crane". That makes sense for them to have change the spelling, however, it's just a guess.
I would love to hear from other Crahan's! I am willing to share any information I have. Hope to hear from someone soon!
David Crahan, Oswego, New York.
dcrahan@aol.com

Crahan-Crehan

Posted: 16 Nov 2000 12:56PM GMT
Edited: 6 Aug 2001 3:03PM GMT
On a trip to Ireland last Fall, I was unable to fined any Crahans in Galway where my ancestors immigrated from but there were several Crehans in the phone book. I took down their names and addresses and promptly lost the list. I did find three Crahans in Meath county and visited with two of them. I also had the name Crahan looked up and was told the it was a derivation of Crehan and got some information about early Crehans though I can't vouch for the authenticity of it.
I am trying to find info about a Martin Crahan, wife Bridget 1805-1886, who immigrated from Galway. I have informtion about his descendants, my ancestors, which I will be glad to send you. Ken

Crahan-Crehan

Posted: 24 Nov 2000 4:54PM GMT
Edited: 16 Sep 2001 8:42PM GMT
Hi Ken, I would love to share any information I have. Please contact me at dcrahan@aol.com

Crahan surname

Posted: 2 Dec 2000 10:12AM GMT
Edited: 19 Aug 2001 11:54PM GMT
My ancestor Crahan's immigrated from County Cork, Ireland. In your posting you commented on the pronunciation of the name Crahan. My father told me years ago that the name his name was originally pronounced like the work "crayon" -- but that his family decided to change the pronunciation. I can only trace back to T. William Crahan, abt. 1829-1858. He had at least two brothers, Thomas and John.

Crehan's

Kerry (View posts)
Posted: 29 Apr 2001 1:31PM GMT
David, I saw your message. What information do you have? I am searching for information on my gg grandfather Owen Crehan from the woodbrook/newbridge area of Galway. Owen was married to Ellen or Evelyn Mulligan. They had several children: John b. 1859 (my great grandfather who came to USA), Michael, Mary Ellen, Thomas b. 1865 (also came to USA), Mark. Do you know if your gg grandfather had a brother Owen? My family kept the spelling Crehan.

Re: Crahan surname

Shawn Crahan (View posts)
Posted: 26 Jul 2001 5:43AM GMT
Surnames: crahan
Interestingly when i was little I used to be called crayola crahan, but on a trip to visit cousins in Ireland, I was told the name was pronounced KRAY-n with a half syllable for the last part. Dunno if it helps anyone.

Re: Crahan-Crehan surname

Ken Crahan (View posts)
Posted: 10 Oct 2001 4:31PM GMT
Classification: Immigration
Surnames: Crehan, Crahan
Hi, David:
I am still unable to trace my ancestry back beyond Martin Crahan who imigrated from Galway. I think I told you I had visited with two Crahans who lived a short ways from Dublin. I would apprciate any information you may have about the Crehans of Galway. Ken

Re: Crahan surname

Jacqueline (View posts)
Posted: 6 Jan 2002 2:17AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi, My great grandfather was William Crehan b.1826 d.1900.
Married Anna Moloney 1856 in schaghticoke N.Y. He went
threw life with the spelling of his last name as Crahen. Two
o
f his sons moved to Neb. and changed the na

anyme to Crahan.

Re: Crahan-Crehan surname

Jacqueline (View posts)
Posted: 12 Jan 2002 9:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have been trying to get cousins together. Are you still working
on your Crahan, Crahen, Crehen, Crane Family.
E-mail me at nana_10@msn.com

Re: Crahan surname

patsy (View posts)
Posted: 30 Jan 2002 7:08PM GMT
Classification: Query
My grandfather was Tom Crahan, he had brothers william and john.... do you have anymore info in Tom??? My tom died in 1964... he also had a problem with his eyes....
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