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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 [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.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Creech (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Creech (post 1700)



  • Norma Creech, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for California, 1992; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1996
  • 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
  • B. R. Creech, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1944
  • 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
  • ... (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)
  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)

Other References

  1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  2. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  3. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  5. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  6. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. 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. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  10. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
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