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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.

Creech Early Origins



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)

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Creech Spelling Variations


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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.

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Creech Early History


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Creech Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Creech research. Another 233 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1204, 1241, 1544, 1611, 1659 and 1700 are included under the topic Early Creech History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Creech Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Creech Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Creech 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



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

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.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Creech (post 1700)


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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
  • Elizabeth Creech, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972
  • Dale Creech, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for Iowa, 2012
  • Clarence Creech, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1964
  • Charles M. Creech, American politician, Member of North Carolina State House of Representatives from Johnston County, 1897-98
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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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)

Other References

  1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  2. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  3. 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).
  4. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
  5. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  6. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  7. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  9. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  10. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
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The Creech Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Creech 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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