Creyche is a name whose ancestors lived among the Picts
, a tribe in ancient Scotland
. The Creyche family lived in the lands of Creech in Fife.
Early Origins of the Creyche family
The surname Creyche was first found in Fife
, at Creech, derived from the ancient Celtic word "crug" which means a mound or hill.CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
While the surname hails from Scotland
, there are at least two listing of the same name further south in England
, specifically Creech East in Dorset
and Creech St. Michael in Somerset
. Both date back to the Domesday Book
where they were listed as Cris and Crixe, respectively.CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Early History of the Creyche family
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Creyche Spelling Variations
The appearance of the printing press and the first dictionaries in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize spelling. Prior to that time scribes spelled according to sound, a practice that resulted in many spelling variations
. Creyche has been spelled Creech, Creich, Creigh, Craich, Creych, Creyche and others.
Early Notables of the Creyche family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Creyche family to the New World and Oceana
The expense of the crossing to the North American colonies seemed small beside the difficulties of remaining in Scotland
. It was a long and hard trip, but at its end lay the reward of freedom. Some Scots remained faithful to England
and called themselves United Empire Loyalists, while others fought in the American War of Independence
. Much of this lost Scottish heritage has been recovered in the last century through Clan
societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Creyche: Stephen Creigh who settled in Philadelphia in 1850.