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McCreedy Surname History

Origins Available: Irish , Scottish

The McCreedy surname is an Anglicized form of the Gaelic patronymic "Mac Riada," or "son of Riada," a personal name meaning "trained," or "expert."

Early Origins of the McCreedy family

The surname McCreedy was first found in Donegal (Irish: Dún na nGall), northwest Ireland in the province of Ulster, sometimes referred to as County Tyrconnel.

Early History of the McCreedy family

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Another 85 words (6 lines of text) covering the year 1608 is included under the topic Early McCreedy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

McCreedy Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: MacCreedy, MacCready, MacReidy, McCreedy, McCready and many more.

Early Notables of the McCreedy family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the McCreedy family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McCreedy Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Thomas McCreedy, aged 13, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Protector" in 1834

Contemporary Notables of the name McCreedy (post 1700)

  • Sharon McCreedy, American actress, known for The Brave (1997), Fade to Black (1980) and The Junkman (1982)
  • John "Johnny" McCreedy (1917-1979), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey player for the Toronto Maple Leafs, member of two Stanley Cup-winning teams, in 1942 and 1945, inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in 2004
  • Conor Matthew Mccreedy (b. 1987), South African artist, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and conservationist

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