Creel Surname Project

This Web Site is always under construction. We welcome and appreciate any input to help make this site complete and be a valuable resource tool.

Welcome to the Creel family surname project. Our ultimate goal is to build a working database of related genealogies and hopefully their respective DNA signatures that will enable researchers to link the groups. In addition, to share family histories, lore, and photos of the Creel family. 

The origin of the Creel name in Europe in not known. The word “ Creel “ appears to be purely Scottish in origin and history. The migratory patterns of the Creels in the British Isles are not clear. The earliest known Creel reference in the American Colonies is in Virginia which mentions Charles Creel in 1680. The Creel family appears to have been primarily southern based, spreading from one end of the southern colonies to the other. There seems to be nothing but brick walls when trying to sort through those lines represented in the colonial days of Virginia and the Carolinas.  

As of August 2007, seventeen (17) Creel men have taken part in the DNA project. Results are in on ten and we are still awaiting the results of three more. More detail is provided in the DNA section.

Believed to be the Old Cross of Crail


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