The Pictish clans of ancient Scotland
were the ancestors of first people to use the name Cria. The name was found in the lands of Creech in Fife.
Early Origins of the Cria family
The surname Cria 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 Cria family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cria research.Another 233 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1204, 1241, 1544, 1611, 1659 and 1700 are included under the topic Early Cria History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cria Spelling Variations
In the Middle ages, spelling and translation were not yet regulated by any general rules. spelling variations
in names were common even among members of one family unit. Cria has appeared Creech, Creich, Creigh, Craich, Creych, Creyche and others.
Early Notables of the Cria family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cria family to the New World and Oceana
Faced by this persecution and the generally unstable political climate of those days, many Scots chose to leave their homeland for Ireland
, and North America in search of greater opportunity and freedom. The colonies across the Atlantic were the most popular choice, but a passage there was neither cheap nor easily suffered. Passengers arrived sick and poor, but those who made it intact often found land and more tolerant societies in which to live. These brave settlers formed the backbone of the burgeoning nations of Canada and the United States. It is only this century that the ancestors of these families have begun to recover their collective identity through the patriotic highland games and Clan
societies that have sprung up throughout North America. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name Cria:
Cria Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Antonia Cria, who arrived in Morgan County, Illinois in 1855 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)