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The surname Cresson is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came. The name Cresson is derived from the Old French word "creste," meaning the peak of a hill and indicated that the original bearer lived at or near such a place.

Cresson Early Origins



The surname Cresson was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where the family has held a family seat since ancient times.

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Cresson Spelling Variations


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Cresson Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Crest, Cret, Crests, Crets, Creste, Crete, Crête, Crestes, Cretes, du Crest, Ducrest, du Cret, Ducret, Crais, Crait, Crez, Ducrais, Ducrait, Ducrez, Cray, Crey and many more.

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Cresson Early History


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Cresson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cresson research. Another 244 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1435 and 1632 are included under the topic Early Cresson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cresson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cresson Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cresson 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cresson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Pierre Cresson, who arrived in New Netherland(a) in 1659

Cresson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Conrad Cresson, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1728
  • Isaac Cresson, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1728

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cresson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cresson (post 1700)



  • Elliott Cresson (1796-1854), American businessman and philanthropist; he established the Elliott Cresson Medal of the Franklin Institute in 1848
  • Ezra Townsend Cresson (1838-1926), American entomologist
  • Édith Cresson (b. 1934), French politician, first and only female Prime Minister of France (1991-1992)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    2. 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).
    3. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    10. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
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    The Cresson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cresson 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 25 May 2016 at 11:25.

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