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The Irish name Crean has a long Gaelic heritage to its credit. The original Gaelic form of the name Crean is O Croidheagain, from the word "croidhe," which means "heart."

Crean Early Origins



The surname Crean 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.

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Crean Spelling Variations


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Crean Spelling Variations



People who were accounted for by scribes and church officials often had their name recorded many different ways because pronunciation was the only guide those scribes and church officials had to go by. This resulted in the problem of one person's name being recorded under several different variations, creating the illusion of more than one person. Among the many spelling variations of the surname Crean that are preserved in archival documents are Cregan, Crean, O'Crean, O'Cryan, Creaghan, Creegan, Creahan, Crehan, Creane and many more.

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Crean Early History


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Crean Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crean research. Another 382 words (27 lines of text) covering the year 1616 is included under the topic Early Crean History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Crean Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Crean Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Ireland became inhospitable for many native Irish families in the 19th centuries. Poverty, lack of opportunities, high rents, and discrimination forced thousands to leave the island for North America. The largest exodus of Irish settlers occurred with the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. For these immigrants the journey to British North America and the United States was long and dangerous and many did not live to see the shores of those new lands. Those who did make it were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest and most powerful nations of the world. These Irish immigrants were not only important for peopling the new settlements and cities, they also provided the manpower needed for the many industrial and agricultural projects so essential to these growing nations. Immigration and passenger lists have documented the arrival of various people bearing the name Crean to North America:

Crean Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael Crean, aged 32, who arrived in New York in 1812 [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)
  • Thomas Crean, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1851 [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)
  • Phillip Crean who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1860

Crean Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Bessy Crean, aged 13, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Britannia" from Sligo, Ireland
  • Catherine Crean, aged 11, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Britannia" from Sligo, Ireland

Crean Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Kate Crean, aged 19, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Lady Ann"

Crean Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Crean, aged 49, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Edinburgh" in 1873
  • Elizabeth Crean, aged 31, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Edinburgh" in 1873
  • Jane Crean, aged 9, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Edinburgh" in 1873
  • John Crean, aged 7, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Edinburgh" in 1873
  • Patrick Crean, aged 5, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Edinburgh" in 1873
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Crean (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Crean (post 1700)



  • Kelly Crean (b. 1974), American actress
  • Arthur B. Crean, Master Sergeant in the United States Army during World War I
  • Johnnie R. Crean, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 43rd District, 1982 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John J. Crean, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1940, 1952; Candidate for U.S. Representative from New Jersey 1st District, 1950 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Harry E. Crean, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1956 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Eugene Crean (1854-1939), Irish nationalist politician and MP
  • Major Dr. Thomas Joseph Crean VC, DSO (1873-1923), Irish rugby union player, recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Thomas "Tom" Crean (1877-1938), known as the "Irish Giant", Irish Antarctic explorer, member of the Robert Scott and Ernest Shackleton expeditions
  • Thomas Joseph Crean, Irish soldier
  • Edward O'Donovan Crean, English rugby union player
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Cor mundum crea in me, Deus
Motto Translation: Create in me a clean heart, O God.


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Citations


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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

Other References

  1. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  2. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  3. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  5. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
  6. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
  7. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  10. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
  11. ...

The Crean Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Crean Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 18 April 2017 at 13:42.

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