The surname Creste 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 Creste 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.
Early Origins of the Creste family
The surname Creste 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.
Early History of the Creste family
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Creste 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.
Early Notables of the Creste family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Creste family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Creste Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- John Creste, who landed in New England in 1719 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Creste Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Jean Creste, who arrived in Canada in 1649