Hebrides islands and the west coast of Scotland are the ancestral home of the Creer family. Their name comes from the given name Gregor. The personal name Gregor, which is the Scottish form of Gregory, is derived from the Latin name "Gregorius" and from the Late Greek name "Gregorios," which mean alert, watchful, or vigilant.
Early Origins of the Creer family
Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhùn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
Early History of the Creer family
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Creer Spelling Variations
spelling variations. Creer has been written as Greer, Grier, Grear, Grerar, Greir, Greerr, Grearr and many more.
Early Notables of the Creer family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Creer family to Ireland
Some of the Creer family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Creer family to the New World and Oceana
Ancestors of many of the Dalriadan families who crossed the Atlantic still live along the east coast of the United States and Canada. Some Scottish settlers arrived in Canada during the American War of Independence as United Empire Loyalists, while others stayed south to fight for a new nation. The descendants of Scottish settlers in both countries began to rediscover their heritage in the 19th and 20th centuries through Clan societies and highland games. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Creer or a variant listed above:
Creer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Creer Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Creer (post 1700)
The Creer Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Memor esto
Motto Translation: Be mindful.
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