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Creasey is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Creasey family lived in Northumberland. The family originally lived in Crecy (Cressy), Normandy. The name was "from the Lordship so named, near Dieppe and Rouen. Hugh de Cressy, and Simon, occur in Normandy 1180-1195. Anselm and Gilbert de Cressy c. 1119 held lands from the Earls of Warrenne in England." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
The same source continues with another possible origin. "Hugh de Cresseio was of Huntingdonshire, 1130. He was son of Guy le Roux, Lord of Creci in La Brie, Senschal of France." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
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)


Creasey Early Origins



The surname Creasey was first found in Norfolk at Beeston Regis, a parish, in the union of Erpingham, hundred of North Erpingham. "Here are some remains, consisting chiefly of the west end of the church, with a small tower, and part of the chapter-house, of a priory of Augustine canons, founded in the reign of John by Lady Isabel de Cressey, and the revenue of which, at the Dissolution, was 50. 6. 4." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Hugh de Cressy (died 1189) was an Anglo-Norman administrator and nobleman. Unfortunately little more is known of both people.

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Creasey Spelling Variations


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Creasey Spelling Variations



Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Creasey, Cressy, Crecy, Cressi, Crease, Cresey and others.

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Creasey Early History


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Creasey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Creasey research. Another 249 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1605, 1674 and 1646 are included under the topic Early Creasey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Creasey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Creasey Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Creasey 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



To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Creasey or a variant listed above:

Creasey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Creasey arrived in Philadelphia in 1832
  • Charles Aston, Edward, and George Creasey, who all arrived in Philadelphia in 1852

Creasey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Creasey, aged 26, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Escort"

Creasey Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Sarah M. Creasey arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Caroline Coventry" in 1869
  • William Creasey, aged 30, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ocean Mail" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Creasey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Creasey (post 1700)



  • John Creasey MBE (1908-1973), English Author of crime thrillers, publishing over 600 books under 28 different pseudonyms, founder of the Crime Writers' Association (1953)
  • Harold Creasey (1883-1952), British bronze medalist sport shooter at the 1908 Summer Olympics
  • General Sir Timothy May Creasey KCB OBE (1923-1986), British Army officer, General Officer Commanding of the British Army in Northern Ireland, and later Commander of the Sultan of Oman's Armed Forces

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. 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).
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  10. 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).
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The Creasey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Creasey 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.

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