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

Crear Early Origins



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

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Crear Spelling Variations


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Crear 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. Crear has appeared Crerar, Crerer, Crearer, Crarer, Crear, Crearr and others.

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Crear Early History


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Crear Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crear research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the year 1496 is included under the topic Early Crear History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Crear Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Crear Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Crear 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



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 Ameri ca. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name Crear: Mary Crerar, who came to New York in 1775; Phillip Crerer who settled in Pennsylvania in 1800; Alex Crerar, who was on record in county Lanark, Ontario, in 1817.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Crear (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Crear (post 1700)



  • Mark James Crear (b. 1968), American double Olympic medalist (silver and bronze) in hurdles
  • Steve Crear, Australian former professional rugby league footballer of the 1970s and 80s, member of the Queensland Team (1971-1978) and member of the Australia National Team in 1977

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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: Touch not the cat bot a glove
Motto Translation: Touch not the cat bot a glove


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Crear Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    4. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    5. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    6. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Crear Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Crear 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 30 October 2014 at 08:48.

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