The Scottish surname Creech is an habitational name for somebody that hailed from Creich in Fife. When found in England the name is an habitational name from Creech St. Michael in Somerset or East Creech in Dorset. The name Creech is first recorded in the 12th Century in Fife, Scotland. Early immigration records to the United States include a William Creech who arrived in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in 1872. A notable bearer of the name was the noted 18th Century Scottish publisher William Creech who published the first Edinburgh edition of Robert Burns poems.
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