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Creech History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



A family in the Pictish tribe of ancient Scotland was the first to use the name Creech. They lived in the lands of Creech in Fife.

Early Origins of the Creech family


The surname Creech was first found in Fife, at Creech, derived from the ancient Celtic word "crug" which means a mound or hill.[1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
While the surname hails from Scotland, there are at least two listing of the same name further south in England, specifically Creech East in Dorset and Creech St. Michael in Somerset. Both date back to the Domesday Book where they were listed as Cris and Crixe, respectively.[2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Early History of the Creech family


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Creech Spelling Variations


In medieval Scotland, names were more often spelled according to sound than any regular set of rules. An enormous number of spelling variations were the result. Over the years, the name Creech has been spelled Creech, Creich, Creigh, Craich, Creych, Creyche and others.

Early Notables of the Creech family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Creech family to the New World and Oceana


In such difficult times, Ireland, Australia, and North America looked like better homes for many Scots. The trips were expensive and grueling, but also rewarding, as the colonies were havens for those unwelcome in the old country. That legacy did not die easily, though, and many were forced to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. The Scottish legacy has resurface in more recent times, though, through Clan societies, highland games, and other organizations. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the old Scottish name of Creech:

Creech Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Creech, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872 [3]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)

Creech Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Roland Harold Creech, aged 38, who landed in America from London, in 1904
  • William Leslie Creech, aged 19, who settled in America from London, in 1905
  • Harris Creech, aged 31, who emigrated to the United States, in 1905
  • Walter Creech, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States from Glamorgan, in 1906
  • Margaret Creech, aged 29, who landed in America, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Creech (post 1700)


  • William Creech Sr. (1845-1918), American philanthropist, nicknamed "Uncle" William Creech
  • Don Creech (1948-1980), American actor, keeper of the thousands of Muppets for the Jim Henson company from 1980 to 2002, when the New York workshop was closed down
  • Lieutenant Jesse Orin Creech (1895-1948), American World War I flying ace credited with seven aerial victories
  • General Wilbur Lyman Creech (1927-2003), American Commander of the United States Air Force (USAF) Tactical Air Command (TAC) from May 1, 1978 to December 31, 1984
  • Sharon Creech (b. 1945), American novelist of children's fiction
  • F. B. Creech, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1940 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Elizabeth Creech, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Dale Creech, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for Iowa, 2012 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Clarence Creech, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1964 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Charles M. Creech, American politician, Member of North Carolina State House of Representatives from Johnston County, 1897-98 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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