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An ancient Scottish people known as the Picts were the forefathers of the Crerar family. Crerar is a name for a sifter from the Gaeilc word criathar or one who is a sievewright.

Crerar Early Origins



The surname Crerar was first found in Inverness, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Crerar Spelling Variations


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Crerar Spelling Variations



Prior to the invention of the printing press in the last hundred years, documents were basically unique. Names were written according to sound, and often appeared differently each time they were recorded. Spelling variations of the name Crerar include Crerar, Crerer, Crearer, Crarer, Crear, Crearr and others.

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Crerar Early History


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Crerar Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crerar research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the year 1496 is included under the topic Early Crerar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Crerar Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Crerar Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Crerar Notables 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



The freedom of the North American colonies was enticing, and many Scots left to make the great crossing. It was a long and hard journey, but its reward was a place where there was more land than people and tolerance was far easier to come by. Many of these people came together to fight for a new nation in the American War of Independence, while others remained loyal to the old order as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of Scots in North America have recovered much of this heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and other such organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important and early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Crerar:

Crerar Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Crerar, who came to New York in 1775

Crerar Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Crerar, who arrived in America in 1827
  • Agnes Crerar, who arrived in New York, NY in 1834

Crerar Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Alex Crerar, who was on record in county Lanark, Ontario, in 1817
  • Donald Crerar, who came to Quebec in 1817
  • Peter Crerar, his wife and two children, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1817
  • Alex Crerar, who landed in Canada in 1817
  • Peter Crerar, who landed in Canada in 1817

Crerar Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Janet Crerar, Scottish convict from Perth, who was transported aboard the "Amphitrite" on August 21, 1833, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Amphitrite voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1833 with 99 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/amphitrite/1833

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Contemporary Notables of the name Crerar (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Crerar (post 1700)



  • John Crerar (1827-1889), American capitalist and philanthropist, best known for an endowment creating the John Crerar Library in Chicago
  • Henry Duncan Graham "Harry" Crerar (1888-1965), Canadian General and the country's "leading field commander" in World War II
  • Hon. Thomas Alexander Crerar (1876-1975), Canadian politician, the leader of the Conservative party of Canada in 1921, Canadian Senator (1935-45)

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Motto


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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: Touch not the cat bot a glove
Motto Translation: Touch not the cat bot a glove


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Amphitrite voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1833 with 99 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/amphitrite/1833

Other References

  1. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  2. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  4. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  6. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  8. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  9. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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The Crerar Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Crerar 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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