Origins Available: French, Scottish
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 Crey 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 Crey family
family seat since ancient times.
Early History of the Crey family
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Crey 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.
Early Notables of the Crey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Crey family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Victior Ducret settled in America in 1775; Pierre Ducret, aged 40; settled in Louisiana in 1719; Jacob Simon Cray settled in 1772; John Cray, aged 25.
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