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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. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    3. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    10. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
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