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Irish Surname - Crehan

Origin of the Irish surname Crehan and its variations

The Irish surname Crehan, also spelled Crean or Creehan, has its origins in County Clare in the west of Ireland. The name is derived from the Gaelic "O'Croidheagain," meaning "descendant of Croidheagan," a personal name of ancient Irish origin that means "heart."

The Crehan family was prominent in County Clare and other parts of Ireland, and they were involved in various trades, including farming and fishing.

The surname has also been found in other parts of the world, including the United States, Canada, and Australia, where it was brought by Irish immigrants. Today, the Crehan name remains relatively common in County Clare and other parts of Ireland.

Famous people with the surname Crehan or its variations

Variations of the Irish surname Crehan

Coat of arms and motto of the Irish surname Crehan

There is no officially recognised coat of arms or motto for the Crehan surname. However, it is possible that some families may have created their own coat of arms or motto over time.

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There is often limited information available on a specific coat of arms and motto for an Irish surname. Sometimes there are many variations, sometimes none, we have compiled a representative, but by no means exhaustive, selection. Please visit our Coat of Arms and Motto page for more information.

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