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The name Creasy was carried to England in the enormous movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Creasy 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)


Creasy Early Origins



The surname Creasy 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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Creasy Spelling Variations


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Creasy 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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Creasy Early History


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Creasy Early History



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

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Creasy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Creasy Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Creasy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Creasy, aged 13, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Collingwood" in 1875
  • George Creasy arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wairoa" in 1880

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Contemporary Notables of the name Creasy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Creasy (post 1700)



  • Kenneth Burton Creasy (1932-1992), American politician, Member of the Ohio House of Representatives (1958-1972)
  • William L. Creasy, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Virginia 5th District, 1946
  • Sir Edward Shepherd Creasy (1812-1878), English jurist and historian, best known for his work Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World (1851)
  • Sara Creasy, Australian author, known for her novel Song of Scarabaeus (2010)
  • Sir Gerald Hallen Creasy KCMG, OBE (1897-1983), British colonial administrator, Governor of the Gold Coast and Malta
  • Admiral of the Fleet Sir George Elvey Creasy GCB, CBE, DSO, MVO (1895-1972), British Royal Navy officer, Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth
  • Stella Judith Creasy (b. 1977), British Labour Co-operative politician, Member of Parliament for Walthamstow (2010-)

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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. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  9. 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).
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Creasy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Creasy 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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