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Creswell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Creswell family


The surname Creswell was first found in Renfrewshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Rinn Friù), a historic county of Scotland, today encompassing the Council Areas of Renfrew, East Renfrewshire, and Iverclyde, in the Strathclyde region of southwestern Scotland where they were recorded as a family of great antiquity seated at Carswell in the parish of Neilston in that shire, and later branched to Carnswell in the barony of Carnwath in Lanarkshire, and to Carswell in the barony of Hassendean in Roxburghshire. Alexander Cresswell son of Uchtred was the first known of the name, and William Cresswell was Chancellor of Moray between 1281 and 1298. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
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)

Early History of the Creswell family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Creswell research.
Another 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1373, 1603, 1296, 1688, 1743, 1710, 1713, 1713, 1715, 1654, 1712, 1709, 1557 and 1623 are included under the topic Early Creswell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Creswell Spelling Variations


Before the printing press standardized spelling in the last few hundred years, no general rules existed in the English language. Spelling variations in Scottish names from the Middle Ages are common even within a single document. Creswell has been spelled Carswell, Cresswell, Carsewell, Cressville, Carswele, Kersewell, Cressewell, Chriswell and many more.

Early Notables of the Creswell family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family at this time was Robert Cresswell who was a Scottish prisoner of war taken at Dunbar Castle in 1296; Richard Cresswell (1688-1743), an English politician; Member of Parliament for Bridgnorth (1710-1713)...
Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Creswell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Creswell family to Ireland


Some of the Creswell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 166 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Creswell family to the New World and Oceana


For Scottish immigrants, the great expense of travel to North America did not seem such a problem in those unstable times. Acres of land awaited them and many got the chance to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. These Scots and their ancestors went on to play important roles in the forging of the great nations of the United States and Canada. Among them:

Creswell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Creswell, aged 22, who arrived in St Christopher in 1635 [2]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)
  • Henry Creswell, who arrived in Maryland in 1665 [2]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)

Creswell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Creswell, who landed in Maryland in 1811 [2]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)

Creswell Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William Creswell, aged 28, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Prudence" in 1838

Creswell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Henry Creswell, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Almorah" on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817

Contemporary Notables of the name Creswell (post 1700)


  • Harry Thornton Creswell (1850-1914), American lawyer and politician, Member of the Nevada Senate from the Nye County district (1876-1880)
  • Mary Ethel Creswell (1879-1960), the first female to receive an undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia (UGA) in Athens, Georgia
  • John Andrew Jackson Creswell (1828-1891), American politician, United States Senator from Maryland (1865-1867), 23rd United States Postmaster General (1869-1874)
  • Vice Admiral Sir William Rooke Creswell KCMG KBE (b. 1852), Australian naval officer, the 'father' of the Royal Australian Navy, brother of Colonel Edmund William Creswell
  • Toby Creswell (b. 1955), Australian music journalist and pop-culture writer., former editor of Rolling Stone
  • Thomas Edgar Creswell (1852-1920), Australian politician, Member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for St Leonards (1904–1907)
  • Sir Michael Justin Creswell KCMG (1909-1986), British diplomat, Ambassador to Finland (1954-1958), Ambassador to Yugoslavia (1960-1964), and Ambassador to Argentina (1964-1969), son of Colonel Edmund William Creswell
  • Sir Keppel Archibald Cameron Creswell CBE FBA (b. 1879), English architectural historian
  • Harry Bulkeley Creswell FRIBA (1869-1960), British architect and autho
  • Colonel Frederic Hugh Page Creswell DSO (1866-1948), British Labour Party politician in South Africa, Minister of Defence (924-1933), Leader of the South African Labour Party (1910-1928), son of Colonel Edmund William Creswell
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Creswell family



Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Joseph Creswell (1883-1914), Canadian Third Class Passenger from Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 16) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html

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Citations


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817
  4. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 16) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html

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