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Crerar Surname History



The ancestors of the Crerar surname date back to the Pictish clans of ancient Scotland, Crerar was used as a name for a sifter from the Gaeilc word criathar or one who is a sievewright.


Early Origins of the Crerar family


The surname Crerar was first found in Inverness, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Crerar family


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Another 136 words (10 lines of text) covering the year 1496 is included under the topic Early Crerar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Crerar Spelling Variations


In the Middle ages, spelling and translation were not yet regulated by any general rules. spelling variations in names were common even among members of one family unit. Crerar has appeared Crerar, Crerer, Crearer, Crarer, Crear, Crearr and others.

Early Notables of the Crerar family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Crerar family to the New World and Oceana


Faced by this persecution and the generally unstable political climate of those days, many Scots chose to leave their homeland for Ireland, Australia, and North America in search of greater opportunity and freedom. The colonies across the Atlantic were the most popular choice, but a passage there was neither cheap nor easily suffered. Passengers arrived sick and poor, but those who made it intact often found land and more tolerant societies in which to live. These brave settlers formed the backbone of the burgeoning nations of Canada and the United States. It is only this century that the ancestors of these families have begun to recover their collective identity through the patriotic highland games and Clan societies that have sprung up throughout North America. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name Crerar:

Crerar Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Crerar, who settled in New York in 1775

Crerar Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Crerar, who arrived in America in 1827 [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)
  • Agnes Crerar, who arrived in New York, NY in 1834 [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)

Crerar Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Alex Crerar, who was on record in county Lanark, Ontario, in 1817
  • Donald Crerar, who settled in Quebec in 1817
  • Peter Crerar, his wife and two children, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1817
  • Alex Crerar, who landed in Canada in 1817
  • Peter Crerar, who landed in Canada in 1817

Crerar Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Janet Crerar, Scottish convict from Perth, who was transported aboard the "Amphitrite" on August 21, 1833, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Amphitrite voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1833 with 99 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/amphitrite/1833

Contemporary Notables of the name Crerar (post 1700)


  • John Crerar (1827-1889), American capitalist and philanthropist, best known for an endowment creating the John Crerar Library in Chicago
  • Henry Duncan Graham "Harry" Crerar (1888-1965), Canadian General and the country's "leading field commander" in World War II
  • Hon. Thomas Alexander Crerar (1876-1975), Canadian politician, the leader of the Conservative party of Canada in 1921, Canadian Senator (1935-45)
  • James Crerar Reaney OC FRSC (1926-2008), Canadian poet, playwright, librettist, and professor, three-time Governor General's Award recipient

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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. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Amphitrite voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1833 with 99 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/amphitrite/1833


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