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

McCreery Early Origins



The surname McCreery 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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McCreery Spelling Variations


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McCreery Spelling Variations



Those scribes in Ireland during the Middle Ages recorded names as they sounded. Consequently, in this era many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research on the McCreery family name revealed numerous spelling variations, including MacCreary, MacCreery, MacCrary, MacCrory and others.

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McCreery Early History


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McCreery Early History



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

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McCreery Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McCreery Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McCreery 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



During the 19th century thousands of impoverished Irish families made the long journey to British North America and the United States. These people were leaving a land that had become beset with poverty, lack of opportunity, and hunger. In North America, they hoped to find land, work, and political and religious freedoms. Although the majority of the immigrants that survived the long sea passage did make these discoveries, it was not without much perseverance and hard work: by the mid-19th century land suitable for agriculture was short supply, especially in British North America, in the east; the work available was generally low paying and physically taxing construction or factory work; and the English stereotypes concerning the Irish, although less frequent and vehement, were, nevertheless, present in the land of freedom, liberty, and equality for all men. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. Research into passenger and immigration lists has brought forth evidence of the early members of the McCreery family in North America:

McCreery Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hugh McCreery, aged 51, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1827
  • James McCreery, aged 12, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1827
  • John McCreery, aged 14, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1827
  • Mathew McCreery, aged 19, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1827
  • James G McCreery, who arrived in Schuyler County, Illinois in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name McCreery (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McCreery (post 1700)



  • Gigi McCreery, American Primetime Emmy Award winning producer, known for Wizards of Waverly Place (2007), Friends (1994) and See Dad Run (2012)
  • John Alexander McCreery (1885-1948), American surgeon
  • Esley Porterfield "Ed" McCreery (1889-1960), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • William McCreery (1750-1814), U.S. Representative from Maryland
  • Thomas C. McCreery (1816-1890), US Senator from Kentucky
  • Thomas Livingston "Tom" McCreery (1874-1941), American outfielder and pitcher in Major League Baseball
  • Scott Cooke "Scotty" McCreery (b. 1993), American country singer
  • Edward "Ned" McCreery (1945-1992), Northern Irish Loyalist paramilitary
  • David McCreery (b. 1957), Northern Irish former footballer
  • Charles Anthony Selby McCreery (b. 1942), British psychologist and author
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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McCreery Historic Events


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McCreery Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Sydney McCreery, British Stoker, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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McCreery Family Crest Products


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McCreery Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
    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. 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. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    7. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    10. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    11. ...

    The McCreery Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McCreery 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 December 2015 at 10:21.

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