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The ancient roots of the Creighton family are found in the Scottish-English border region where the ancestors of the name Creighton lived among the people of the Boernician tribe. The Creighton family lived near a border. This surname came from the Gaelic word crioch and the Old English word tune, which mean border and farm or settlement, respectively. Thus, the surname indicates that the original bearer lived near a border. The name may also have derived from a place name, such as Crichton, near Edinburgh, or the territories of Kreiton in Lothian.

Creighton Early Origins



The surname Creighton was first found in Midlothian, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Creighton Spelling Variations


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Creighton Spelling Variations



Since medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, and since there were no consistent rules for the translation of rules from Gaelic to English, spelling variations are extremely common in Boernician names of this vintage. Creighton has been spelled Crichton, Creighton, Creaton, Craighton, Creton, Creeton, Crichten, Crighton, Chreichton, Creichtone, Creychton, Creychtoun and many more.

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Creighton Early History


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Creighton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Creighton research. Another 243 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1128, 1296, 1450, 1585, 1543, 1612, 1593, 1672, 1598, 1691, 1560, 1582, 1902, 1797 and are included under the topic Early Creighton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Creighton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Creighton Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Lord Crichton, Viscount Frendraught; William Crichton, 1st Lord Crichton of Sanquhar (died 1450s) ; Robert Crichton (died 1585), Catholic cleric, nephew of George Crichton, (d. 1543), Bishop of Dunkeld; and Robert Crichton, 6th Lord Sanquhar (died 1612); Robert Creighton or Crichton (1593-1672), a...

Another 88 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Creighton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Creighton In Ireland


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Creighton In Ireland



Some of the Creighton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Many of the Boernician-Scottish families who crossed the Atlantic settled along the eastern seaboard in communities that would become the backbone of the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. In the War of Independence, American families that remained loyal to the Crown moved north into Canada and became known as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestral culture of all of these proud Scottish families remains alive in North America in the 20th century through Clan societies and highland games. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Creighton or a variant listed above:

Creighton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Rebecca Creighton, who arrived in New York, NY in 1739
  • Thomas, Creighton Jr., who landed in South Carolina in 1772
  • Thomas Creighton, who arrived in South Carolina in 1772
  • Daniel Creighton, who arrived in New York in 1783
  • Edward Creighton, who landed in New York in 1798

Creighton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Creighton, who landed in Ohio in 1805
  • Robert Creighton, aged 30, arrived in Maryland in 1812
  • Abraham Creighton, aged 19, landed in Maine in 1812
  • Fletcher Creighton, who landed in America in 1812
  • James Creighton, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Creighton Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Creighton, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749

Creighton Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • William Creighton, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907

Creighton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • F Creighton landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1838
  • Alice Creighton, aged 20, a parlour maid, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ionic" in 1884

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Contemporary Notables of the name Creighton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Creighton (post 1700)



  • James Edwin Creighton (1861-1924), Canadian-born, American philosopher
  • William Creighton Jr. (1778-1851), American attorney, banker and politician, 1st Secretary of State for Ohio (1803-1808); he designed of the Great Seal of Ohio
  • Mary Lucretia Creighton (1834-1876), born Mary Lucretia Wareham, American philanthropist who left a bequest of $200,000 in her will to found Creighton University
  • John A. Creighton (1831-1907), American businessman and philanthropist in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Jim Creighton Jr. (1841-1862), American baseball player
  • Edward Creighton (1820-1874), American businessman, founder of Creighton University
  • Chris Creighton (b. 1969), American college football coach
  • John Oliver Creighton (b. 1943), former NASA Astronaut who flew three space shuttle missions and logged over 16 days in space
  • James Forbes Creighton (1879-1944), Canadian physician and politician who represented Estevan in the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan (1925-1929)
  • James Albert Creighton (1905-1990), Canadian NHL ice hockey player from Brandon, Manitoba
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Creighton Historic Events


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Creighton Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mrs. Bertha Jane Creighton (1869-1914), Canadian Second Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Major David Law Creighton (1864-1914), Canadian Second Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. Isaac  Creighton (1829-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mrs. Annie Jane  Creighton (1843-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mr. James William  Creighton (1869-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mrs. Belle J.  Creighton (1884-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mrs. Annie K.  Creighton (1885-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    3. 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.
    4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    5. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. 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.
    10. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    11. ...

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