Guild of One-Name Studies
One-name studies, Genealogy
Variants: Creere, McCrere
Category: 3 - A study where research using core genealogical datasets and transcriptions is well under way on a global basis.
DNA website: www.creer.co.uk
Contact: Mr John Creer
Creer from the Isle of Man - A One-name study of a Manx family.
Early Manx records (1511) show that a small group of Creer families were tenant farmers in the Baldwin valley, in the centre of the Isle of Man. Later records from the early 1600s show that Creer families were still occupying these same farms. Extensive genealogy research has identified some 70+ Creer family tree groupings extending from the 1600s to the present day - and including Creer settlers in Australia, the USA, Canada and the rest of the Unitend Kingdom. The One-name database now includes more than 20,000 family history records from all published sources.
A very successful Y-DNA project was completed in 2009 and this demonstrated that all Creers from the Isle of Man are related and are descended from one common ancestor who probably lived between 1250 and 1400.
See the Creer YDNA project website for more information here http://www.Creer.co.uk
The Creer family history website can be found at http://www.ballacreer.com.
This website also contains details of the book written about the complete history of the Creer family entitled ' A Family of Mannin'.
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