Origins Available: English
The saga of the Creach family begins among the people of the ancient tribe of the Picts
. They lived in the lands of Creech in Fife.
Early Origins of the Creach family
The surname Creach was first found in Fife
, at Creech, derived from the ancient Celtic word "crug" which means a mound or hill.CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
While the surname hails from Scotland
, there are at least two listing of the same name further south in England
, specifically Creech East in Dorset
and Creech St. Michael in Somerset
. Both date back to the Domesday Book
where they were listed as Cris and Crixe, respectively.CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Early History of the Creach family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Creach research.Another 233 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1204, 1241, 1544, 1611, 1659 and 1700 are included under the topic Early Creach History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Creach Spelling Variations
Although Medieval Scotland
lacked a basic set of spelling rules, which meant that scribes recorded names according to their sounds it was not uncommon for the names of a father and son to be recorded differently. As a result, there are many spelling variations
of Scottish single names. Creach has been written Creech, Creich, Creigh, Craich, Creych, Creyche and others.
Early Notables of the Creach family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Creach family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of Scots left their home country to travel to Ireland
, or to cross the Atlantic for the North American colonies. The difficult crossing was an enormous hurdle, but those who survived found freedom and opportunity in ample measure. Some Scots even fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence
. This century, their ancestors have become aware of the illustrious history of the Scots in North America and at home through Clan
societies and other organizations. Passenger and immigration lists show many early and influential immigrants bearing the name Creach:
Creach Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Hugh Creach, aged 30, who arrived in Maryland in 1812 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Creach (post 1700)
- M. W. Creach, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Philippine Islands, 1904 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html