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Origins Available: Irish, Scottish


The ancestors of the first family to use the name McCreedy lived among the ancient Scottish people called the Picts. The McCreedy family lived in Ayrshire.

McCreedy Early Origins



The surname McCreedy was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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McCreedy Spelling Variations


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McCreedy 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. McCreedy has appeared MacCreadie, MacCredie, MacCready, MacReady, MacRedie and many more.

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McCreedy Early History


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McCreedy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCreedy research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the year 1720 is included under the topic Early McCreedy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McCreedy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McCreedy Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McCreedy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McCreedy In Ireland


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McCreedy In Ireland



Some of the McCreedy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 135 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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 were:

McCreedy Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Thomas McCreedy, aged 13, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Protector" in 1834

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Contemporary Notables of the name McCreedy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McCreedy (post 1700)



  • Sharon McCreedy, American actress, known for The Brave (1997), Fade to Black (1980) and The Junkman (1982)
  • John "Johnny" McCreedy (1917-1979), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey player for the Toronto Maple Leafs, member of two Stanley Cup-winning teams, in 1942 and 1945, inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in 2004
  • Conor Matthew Mccreedy (b. 1987), South African artist, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and conservationist

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Semper paratus
Motto Translation: Always prepared.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    7. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    8. 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).
    9. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    10. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    11. ...

    The McCreedy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McCreedy 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 7 May 2015 at 08:20.

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