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Crean Family HistoryThis interesting surname of Irish origin is an Anglicized form of the Gaelic O Croidheagain, the prefix O meaning "descendant of Croidheagan", a personal name from a diminutive of "croidhe" "heart". It is often used as a term of endearment. The surname dates back to the 16th Century, (see below). Variations in the idiom of the spelling include Crehan, Crean, Cree, Cregan, Creigan, etc.. John, son of Christopher and Elizabeth Creane, was christened on March 1st 1629, at St. Martin in the Fields, Westminster, and Amy, daughter of Christian and Elizabeth Creene, was christened on February 5th 1632, at St.
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