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
The surname Creer was first found in 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
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Creer research.Another 245 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1542 and 1598 are included under the topic Early Creer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Creer Spelling Variations
Medieval translation of Gaelic names could not be referred to as an accurate process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and names in documents from that era are riddled with 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.Another 164 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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
- Thomas Creer, who landed in America in 1760-1763 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)
Creer Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- W. Creer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "British Empire" in 1880
- Mary A. Creer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "British Empire" in 1880
- E. J. Creer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "British Empire" in 1880
Contemporary Notables of the name Creer (post 1700)
- Kenneth B. Creer, American politician, Mayor of Springville, Utah, 1986-89 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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.