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The Anglo-Saxon name Creswick comes from when the family resided beside a cress or marsh. The surname Creswick originally derived from the Old English words cresse and wic which means marsh.

Creswick Early Origins



The surname Creswick was first found in Yorkshire, at Creswick, a hamlet in the parish of Ecclesfield, near Sheffield. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
While there is no doubt of the Anglo-Saxon heritage on the name, one must consider that the name could also have been Norman in origin as "William de Cresek was mentioned in Normandy c. 1200, where estates were granted to him by Henry de Bailliolet. " [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list Johannes de Cressewik and Johannes de Croswick. However, these may be the same person as one appears on page 40 while the other on page 41. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Creswick Spelling Variations


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Creswick Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Creswick has been recorded under many different variations, including Creswick, Cressewik, Creswicke, Cressick and many more.

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Creswick Early History


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Creswick Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Creswick research. Another 53 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1679 and 1800 are included under the topic Early Creswick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Creswick Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Creswick Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Creswick or a variant listed above:

Creswick Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Francis Creswick who sailed to Nevis in 1663

Creswick Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Creswick, who landed in Virginia in 1714

Creswick Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Henry Creswick of Hawthorne House, Melbourne, Australia

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Contemporary Notables of the name Creswick (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Creswick (post 1700)



  • Henry Creswick (1824-1892), English-born, Australian cricketer. He played two first-class cricket matches for Victoria in 1858
  • Frances E. Creswick, English Assistant to the Director of the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, 1931-1938, eponym of Creswick Peaks, and the Creswick Gap, Antarctica
  • Thomas Creswick RA (1811-1869), English landscape painter and illustrator
  • Benjamin Creswick (1853-1946), English sculptor
  • Sir Nathaniel Creswick K.C.B. (1831-1917), English footballer who co-founded Sheffield FC, the oldest football club in the world, in 1857
  • Philip Creswick (b. 1965), English musician and songwriter
  • Henry, Charles and John Creswick, three Australian brothers who started a large sheep station in 1842 in what would later be known as Creswick, Victoria, Australia
  • Harry Richard Creswick (1902-1988), British librarian, head of the university libraries at both Oxford and Cambridge

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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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The Creswick Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Creswick 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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