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This notable Scottish surname, variously spelt Maccrea, Maccraw, Maccree and Maccrie, derives from an ancient Gaelic male given name "MacRaith", son of grace, prosperity, or favour, from the Celtic "rat", luck, fortune. This name, inscribed as "Maqi Rati" on an ogham stone found at Keenrath, in the Irish county of Cork, may have been introduced into Scotland as early as the 5th Century A.D., when the Gaelic language was brought from Ireland. Alternatively, like many other old personal names, "MacRaith" may have arisen independently in different places and at various dates.

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there was a family of mccreas who lived near Muskegon Michigan in the late 1800s and into the mid 1900s. The father was I believe named Duncan. there were several brothers: Archie was editor of the Muskegon Chronicle newpaper. Rufus was killed in the Phillipines in the Spanish American war. My grandfather Frederick C McCrea was a realtor in the west Michigan area. He was born I believe in 1892 and died in 1959 in Grand Haven Michigan.


John Mccrea born 1776 donagel married ann boyd then emmigrated to New Brunswick canada abt 1820


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