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Creagh, Co. Derry

For the British officer, see Garrett O'Moore Creagh. For the Australian Rugby player, see Ben Creagh. For the New Zealand boxer, see Frank Creagh.

Creagh is one of many Irish surnames rooted in Gaelic language native to Ireland. The Creagh family was first found in County Clare, where they held a family seat from ancient times. The original Gaelic form of the name Creagh is Craobhach, derived from the word "croabh" meaning "branch."

The name is also used for many townlands, parishes and other small areas throughout Ireland, such as Creagh, near Ballinasloe, in Co. Roscommon ; The Creagh in Co. Londonderry just across the River Bann from Toome, Co. Antrim; Creagh near Skibbereen in Co. Cork; Creagh Beg and Creagh More near Clonakilty, also in Co. Cork; and Creagh , Co.Longford.

Many spelling variations of the surname Creagh can be found in the archives. One of the reasons for these variations is the ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced, often resulting in a single person being recorded under several different spellings. The different spellings that were found include Creagh, Crear, Creag, Creavagh, Cray and others. See also[edit source | edit] List of villages in Northern Ireland List of towns in Northern Ireland References[edit source | edit] House of Names
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