Meaning and Origin of Crichton - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Crichton

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Town near a creek

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • Scottish spelling of Creighton.
  • Perhaps an Americanized spelling of Dutch Kruchten.
  • The Mennonite Encyclopedia lists a Wilhelm Crichton, born at Königsberg, East Prussia, in 1732.