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Many Irish and English names are inextricably inter-mixed to the point where the origin is from several sources. In this case, "Creavan" or "Cravane" can be derived from the English locational surname "Craven", but is more likely to be an Anglicized form of "O'Crabhain", from Co. Galway, or "MacCrabhain", from Louth-Monaghan. Oddly enough, both the Irish and the English names mean the same thing, and refer to the source or the branch (of a river), the origination in both cases being based upon the Ancient British "crobh", or possibly "crif", although the latter means "place of garlic"! The early surname recordings are mainly as "Craven"; for instance, Margaret Craven, born in Antrim, on July 1st 1637.

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Joshua Creaven

My name is Joshua Creaven, my Grandfather Patrick Creaven came to England from Menlo, Co. Galway in the 1950s. There are now 25+ Creavens in Bristol, UK.

Shane Creaven

Hi, my name is Shane Creaven. I am from Turloughmore, Galway, Ireland. Our family have been in this village since the late 1800's.

Gerard Creaven

My name is Gerard Creaven from Galway Ireland, my dad’s name was Hubert Creaven, who sadly passed away 13/10/1998


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