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There are many Irish surnames being used today in forms that are quite different than their original, ancient forms. McCreary originally appeared in Gaelic as Mac Ruaidhri, which means son of Rory.

McCreary Early Origins



The surname McCreary was first found in County Tyrone (Irish:Tír Eoghain), the ancient territory of the O'Neills, now in the Province of Ulster, central Northern Ireland, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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McCreary Spelling Variations


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McCreary Spelling Variations



The recording of names in Ireland during the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. Since the general population did not know how to read or write, they could only specify how their names should be recorded orally. Research into the name McCreary revealed spelling variations, including MacCreary, MacCreery, MacCrary, MacCrory and others.

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McCreary Early History


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McCreary Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCreary research. Another 459 words (33 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1298, and 1800 are included under the topic Early McCreary History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McCreary Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McCreary Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McCreary 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



Death and immigration greatly reduced Ireland's population in the 19th century. For the native Irish people poverty, hunger, and racial prejudice was common. Therefore, thousands left their homeland to seek opportunity in North Ameri ca. Those who survived the journey and the quarantine camps to which they arrived, were instrumental towards building the strong developing nations of the United States and the future Canada. By far, the largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. These were employed as construction or factory workers. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has shown early immigrants bearing the name McCreary:

McCreary Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary McCreary, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1772
  • James McCreary, who arrived in America in 1795-1798

McCreary Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andrew McCreary, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1830

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Contemporary Notables of the name McCreary (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McCreary (post 1700)



  • Aaron M. "Mac" McCreary, American football, basketball, and baseball player, coach, and college athletics administrator
  • George Deardorff McCreary (1846-1915), American Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Judith McCreary, American TV writer and producer
  • Lew McCreary, American author, editor, and speaker
  • Lori McCreary, American motion picture producer and computer scientist
  • Bear McCreary (b. 1979), American classically-trained American composer and musician
  • James Bennett McCreary (1838-1918), lawyer and politician from the U.S. state of Kentucky
  • Conn N. McCreary (1921-1979), United States Hall of Fame jockey and trainer
  • William Edward McCreary Sr. (b. 1934), Canadian National Hockey League left winger, coach and general manager
  • William Forsythe McCreary (1855-1904), Canadian politician
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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McCreary Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    3. 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).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    11. ...

    The McCreary Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McCreary Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 21 December 2014 at 18:02.

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