Creason History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Irish name Creason has a long Gaelic heritage to its credit. The original Gaelic form of the name Creason is O Croidheagain, from the word "croidhe," which means "heart."
Early Origins of the Creason family
The surname Creason was first found in Donegal (Irish: Dún na nGall), northwest Ireland in the province of Ulster, sometimes referred to as County Tyrconnel, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Important Dates for the Creason family
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Creason Spelling Variations
Names from the Middle Ages demonstrate many spelling variations. This is because the recording scribe or church official often decided as to how a person's name was spelt and in what language. Research into the name Creason revealed many variations, including Cregan, Crean, O'Crean, O'Cryan, Creaghan, Creegan, Creahan, Crehan, Creane and many more.
Early Notables of the Creason family (pre 1700)
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Creason migration to the United States
The 19th century saw a great wave of Irish families leaving Ireland for the distant shores of North America and Australia. These families often left their homeland hungry, penniless, and destitute do to the policies of England. Those Irish immigrants that survived the long sea passage initially settled on the eastern seaboard of the continent. Some, however, moved north to a then infant Canada as United Empire Loyalists after ironically serving with the English in the American War of Independence. Others that remained in America later joined the westward migration in search of land. The greatest influx of Irish immigrants, though, came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Thousands left Ireland at this time for North America, and those who arrived were immediately put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. In fact, the foundations of today's powerful nations of the United Sates and Canada were to a larger degree built by the Irish. Archival documents indicate that members of the Creason family relocated to North American shores quite early:
Creason Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Issac Creason, who landed in North Carolina in 1763 
Contemporary Notables of the name Creason (post 1700)
- Todd E. Creason (b. 1967), American author of both fiction and non-fiction authority on Freemasons
- Joe Creason (1919-1974), American journalist for The Courier-Journal in Louisville, Kentucky
- Sammy Creason (1944-1995), American session drummer, known for his work with Kris Kristofferson, Bob Dylan and others
- William Creason, American politician, Mayor of Grand Haven, Michigan, 1967 
- Norwood Creason, American Democrat politician, Elected Missouri State House of Representatives 16th District 1980 
- Alice H. Creason, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2000 
- ^ 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)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html