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The MacCreedy surname is an Anglicized form of the Gaelic patronymic "Mac Riada," or "son of Riada," a personal name meaning "trained," or "expert."

MacCreedy Early Origins



The surname MacCreedy was first found in Donegal (Irish: Dún na nGall), northwest Ireland in the province of Ulster, sometimes referred to as County Tyrconnel.

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MacCreedy Spelling Variations


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MacCreedy Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: MacCreedy, MacCready, MacReidy, McCreedy, McCready and many more.

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MacCreedy Early History


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MacCreedy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacCreedy research. Another 219 words (16 lines of text) covering the year 1608 is included under the topic Early MacCreedy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacCreedy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacCreedy Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early MacCreedy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James McCready, who was on record in Pennsylvania in 1773; David McCready, who settled in Canada in 1797; Elinor McCready, who came to New York in 1811.

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Contemporary Notables of the name MacCreedy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name MacCreedy (post 1700)



  • David MacCreedy (b. 1969), English actor, known for Kinky Boots (2005), Longford (2006) and Up 'n' Under (1998)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    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).
    3. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    4. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    5. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    6. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
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