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Creer Surname History



The Creer family history stretches back to the clans of the Dalriadan kingdom on the sea-swept Hebrides islands and mountainous western coast of Scotland. The name Creer is derived from the given name Gregor. The personal name Gregor, which is the Scottish form of Gregory, is derived from the Latin name "Gregorius" and from the Late Greek name "Gregorios," which mean alert, watchful, or vigilant.


Early Origins of the Creer family


The surname Creer was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhùn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

Early History of the Creer family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Creer research.
Another 110 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1542 and 1598 are included under the topic Early Creer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Creer Spelling Variations


Medieval translation of Gaelic names could not be referred to as an accurate process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and names in documents from that era are riddled with spelling variations. Creer has been written as Greer, Grier, Grear, Grerar, Greir, Greerr, Grearr and many more.

Early Notables of the Creer family (pre 1700)


More information is included under the topic Early Creer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Creer family to Ireland


Some of the Creer family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 65 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Creer family to the New World and Oceana


The descendants of the Dalriadan families who made the great crossing of the Atlantic still dot communities along the east coast of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence, many of the settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Clan societies and highland games have allowed Canadian and American families of Scottish descent to recover much of their lost heritage. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Creer or a variant listed above include:

Creer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Creer, who landed in America in 1760-1763 [1]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)

Creer Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • W. Creer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "British Empire" in 1880
  • Mary A. Creer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "British Empire" in 1880
  • E. J. Creer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "British Empire" in 1880

Contemporary Notables of the name Creer (post 1700)


  • Kenneth B. Creer, American politician, Mayor of Springville, Utah, 1986-89 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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