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Value: 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. Later Mary Cravin was recorded at Limerick Cathedral, on October 10th 1750, but this spelling seems to have been 'outlived' by Craven, Creaven and Creavon. A Coat of Arms certified in Ireland to Lieutenant-General Charles Craven, of Richardstown, Co. Louth, is a shield divided quarterly, with a fesse engrailed between two fleurs-de-lis and four red cross crosslets fitchee in the first and fourth silver quarters, and a chevron between three gold annulets in the second and third azure quarters. A black griffin statant, wings addorsed, beaked, membered, and a semee of gold fleurs-de-lis, on a red chapeau, turned up ermine forms the Crest. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Susanna Creaven, which was dated October 11th 1711, marriage to John Michall, at St. John's Church, Limerick, during the reign of Queen Anne of England, known as 'The Last Stuart Monarch', 1702 Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to 'develop' often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.- 1714.


Sing of the home that you have never seen,
The place your ancestors once called their own!
Play the music of that island green,
And dance the dances dear to those long gone!
Time again to fill their dancing shoes,
Reawakening the ghosts within,
In touch with some incendiary muse,
Channeling the beauty that had been.
Knowledge is not merely of the mind:
"Tis of the arms and legs, the throat, the heart.
Sing, that you not lose your soul to time!
Dance, that you might nurture it through art!
As all your passions quickly become past,
Yet you may give life to things that last.

- Genealogical tree of family - Trungu gjenealogjik i një familjeje të familjes - شجرة النسب العائلية - Родословно дърво на семейството - Családfa családi - Genealogical cây của gia đình - Árbore Xenealoxía da familia - Stamboom van de familie - Γενεαλογικό δέντρο της οικογένειας - Genealogical træ i familien - אילן יוחסין של המשפחה - Pohon silsilah keluarga - Árbol genealógico de la familia - L'albero genealogico della famiglia - Arbre genealògic de la família - 族譜樹的家庭 - 가족의 가계도 - Ģenealoģiskie koku ģimenes - Genealoginiai medį šeimos - Ġenealoġiċi siġra tal-familja - Stammbaum der Familie - Genealogiske treet av familien - Drzewo genealogiczne rodziny - Árvore genealógica da família - Arbore genealogic al familiei - Генеалогическое древо семьи - Генеалошко стабло породице - Genealogické strom rodiny - Genealoško drevo družine - Puno ng angkan ng pamilya - เกี่ยวกับวงศ์วานต้นไม้ของครอบครัว - Aile soyağacı - Генеалогічне древо семьи - Genealogical puu perhe - Arbre généalogique de la famille - परिवार की वंशावली - Genealoško stablo obitelji - Genealogický strom rodiny - Genealogical träd i familjen - Genealogical tree pere - 家族の家系ツリー -
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