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Irish Surname - Creighton

Origin of the Irish surname Creighton and its variations

The Irish surname Creighton is believed to have originated from the Old English word "Crichton," which means "settlement by the boundary stream." The name first appeared in Scotland, and it was brought to Ireland by Scottish settlers in the 17th century.

Creighton is primarily found in the northern counties of Ireland, including Antrim, Down, and Armagh. However, it is also found in other parts of the country, including Dublin and Cork.

Throughout history, variations of the surname Creighton have emerged, including Crichton, Crighton, and Creighten.

Famous People with the Surname Creighton and its Variations

Variations of the Irish Surname Creighton

The Coat of Arms and Motto of the Irish Surname Creighton:

The Creighton coat of arms depicts a shield with three stars and a crescent moon. The motto "God's providence is our inheritance" is displayed beneath the shield.

Please Note

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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