Last name origins & meanings:
- Scottish and Irish: habitational name from Crichton, near
Edinburgh, first recorded c.1128 in the form Crectune,
in 1287 as Crecton, and in 1360 as Creychtona. The name
is probably an early hybrid compound of Old Welsh creic ‘rock’
+ Older Scots tun ‘farm’, ‘settlement’ (Old English
tūn). In the British Isles, this spelling of the name is now
found chiefly in northern Ireland; the more usual Scottish forms are
Crichton and Crighton.
- Irish: sometimes used
for Gaelic Ó Creacháin or Ó Criocháin (see
- English: habitational name from Creighton
in Staffordshire or Creaton in Northamptonshire, both named with
Celtic creig ‘rock’ + Old English tūn ‘settlement’.
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