The name Creir is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as a town crier, or for an officer of a court who made public announcements. These offices were important in the Middle Ages, since the majority of the population were illiterate; thus information could only be spread among the common people through verbal means. The surname Creir is derived from the Old English word criere,
which in turn came from the Old French word criere,
which was the nominative case of the word crieur,
which means crier.
Early Origins of the Creir family
The surname Creir was first found in Worcestershire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Creir family
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Creir Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Creir are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Creir include Cryer, Cryour, Crier, Criur, Crieur, Crioure and others.
Early Notables of the Creir family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Creir family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Creir or a variant listed above: William Cryer who arrived in Maryland in 1722 and Jane Cryer in America in 1755.