× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2016


The ancestors of the Cregar family come from the ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada. The family name comes from the given name Gregory. The Gaelic form of the name was Mac Griogain, which translates as son of Gregory.

Cregar Early Origins



The surname Cregar was first found in Argyllshire (Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute, as their origins can be traced back to Griogair, son of the eighth century King Alpin of Scotland, the High King of the Scots and Picts who died in 860 AD. Hence, their famous motto translates from Gaelic as 'Royal is my blood.' They are the principal branch of the Siol Alpine whose representative, King Kenneth the Hardy, was son of MacAlpin, the first King of the Scots.

Close

Cregar Spelling Variations


Expand

Cregar Spelling Variations



Historical recordings of the name Cregar include many spelling variations. They are the result of repeated translations of the name from Gaelic to English and inconsistencies in spelling rules. They include MacGregor, MacGrigor, MacGrioghair (Gaelic) and others.

Close

Cregar Early History


Expand

Cregar Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cregar research. Another 813 words (58 lines of text) covering the years 1587, 1000, 1603, 1603, 1888, 1671, 1734 and are included under the topic Early Cregar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Cregar Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Cregar Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cregar Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Cregar In Ireland


Expand

Cregar In Ireland



Some of the Cregar family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



Dalriadan families proliferated in North Ameri ca. Their descendants still populate many communities in the eastern parts of both the United States and Canada. Some settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists, in the wake of the American War of Independence. Families on both sides of the border have recovered much of their heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and highland games. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Cregar or a variant listed above:

Cregar Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jane Cregar, aged 30, who arrived in America, in 1894

Cregar Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Myra Cregar, aged 38, who arrived in America, in 1904
  • Edward M. Cregar, who arrived in America, in 1908
  • Robert P. Cregar, aged 59, who arrived in America, in 1912
  • Mary C. Cregar, aged 46, who arrived in America, in 1912
  • Robert P. Cregar, aged 65, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pa., in 1919

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Cregar (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Cregar (post 1700)



  • Laird Cregar (1913-1944), born Samuel Laird Cregar, an American film actor who has a Star on the Walk of Fame (1960)
  • James M. Cregar, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 52nd District, 1968; Candidate in primary for Supervisor of Ypsilanti Township, Michigan, 1974

Close

Motto


Expand

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: 'S Rioghal Mo Dhream
Motto Translation: Royal is my blood.


Close

Cregar Family Crest Products


Expand

Cregar Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



    Other References

    1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    2. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    8. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    9. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    11. ...

    The Cregar Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cregar 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.

    This page was last modified on 9 September 2016 at 18:35.

    Sign Up

      


    FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
    House of Names on Facebook
    Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
    Houseofnames on Pinterest