Guild of One-Name Studies
One-name studies, Genealogy
Variants: Crabber, Crebba, Crebor, Creeber, Cribber
Category: 1 - A study where research using core genealogical datasets and transcriptions is in its early stages.
Contact: Mr Anthony Trice
My name is Anthony Trice and I started researching my family history in the 1980s before the advent of the Internet. My father insisted that the Trice family came from Devon and we eventually settled in his home town Plymouth when I was 11. Imagine my surprise when my researches revealed that the Trice family originated in the Brighton area of Sussex!
However, my father's mother was a Creber and that does have claim to be a Devon surname. However, Grandma - Louisa Elizabeth Creber - was born in Ireland! More research revealed that her father was born in Devon and had a very successful naval career culminating in a posting as a coastguard in County Donegal, Ireland where Grandma was born.
Although I have a number of Creber's in my own family tree I have only just started the one name study for the surname of Creber. So it is early days for me but looking forward to the challenge!
I have not found any variants of the Creber surname. However, I have found transcribing or copying errors where the name is given as one of the following deviants. Creeber, Crabber, Cribber, Crebber, Creeper or Crabber.
According to the Surname Atlas in the 1881 Census there were 177 Crebers in Devon, 28 in Cornwall and 320 in the whole of the UK. The gbnames.publicprofiler.org website shows a frequency of 316 in 1881. This equates to 12 in every million of the population in 1881.
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