The current generations of the Mccreedy family have inherited a surname that was first used hundreds of years ago by descendants of the ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts
. The Mccreedy family lived in Ayrshire.
Early Origins of the Mccreedy family
The surname Mccreedy was first found in Ayrshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland
, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire
, where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Mccreedy family
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Mccreedy Spelling Variations
Scribes in the Middle Ages did not have access to a set of spelling rules. They spelled according to sound, the result was a great number of spelling variations
. In various documents, Mccreedy has been spelled MacCreadie, MacCredie, MacCready, MacReady, MacRedie and many more.
Early Notables of the Mccreedy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mccreedy family to Ireland
Some of the Mccreedy family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 70 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 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