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Origins Available: Irish, Scottish

Where did the Scottish Creagh family come from? What is the Scottish Creagh family crest and coat of arms? When did the Creagh family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Creagh family history?

The Creagh surname is derived Scottish Gaelic word "creag," meaning "a rock" which became the Scots word "craig."

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Craig, Craigh, Creag, Creagh and others.

First found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland. This northern Clan was frequently associated with the Gordons, but their first records appeared in Ayrshire and Lanarkshire to the south about 1180. One of the first records of the name was Johannes del Crag who was witness to a charter by William the Lion. Later, Robertus de Crag witnessed a charter by Alexander II.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Creagh research. Another 259 words(18 lines of text) covering the years 1180, 1296, 1300, 1,00, 1335, 1440, 1538, 1608, 1620, 1663 and 1731 are included under the topic Early Creagh History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 109 words(8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Creagh Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Creagh family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 147 words(10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Creagh Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Bartholomew Creagh, who arrived in New York in 1836
  • Dr. Creagh, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • James Creagh, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1853
  • Carmelo Creagh who settled in Philadelphia in 1878 along with Richard and Thomas
  • Eduardo Creagh, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1885


Creagh Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • Ellie Creagh, aged 20, who landed in America from Limerick, in 1901
  • Ellie Creagh, aged 31, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1906
  • Daniel Creagh, aged 21, who landed in America from Charleville, Ireland, in 1907
  • Catherine Creagh, aged 19, who landed in America from Rathdowney, Ireland, in 1908
  • Diana Creagh, aged 18, who settled in America from Kilmallock, Ireland, in 1910


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  • Ben Creagh (b. 1985), Australian professional rugby league footballer
  • General Sir Garrett O'Moore Creagh VC GCB GCSI (1848-1923), known as Sir O'Moore Creagh, Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Mary Helen Creagh (b. 1967), British Labour Party politician
  • Major-General Sir Michael O'Moore Creagh KBE MC (1892-1970), British commander


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The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Vive ut vivas
Motto Translation: Live that you may live for ever

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The Creagh Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Creagh Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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