Meaning and Origin of: Creed

Family name origins & meanings

  • Southern Irish : reduced form of Creedon.
  • English : from the Old English personal name Creoda.
  • English : habitational name from Creed Farm in Bosham, Sussex, so named with an Old English word crēde ‘weeds’, ‘plants’. In part the surname may perhaps have arisen from a place called Creed in Cornwall, named for the patron saint of the church, St. Cride.