McCrea households in mid-nineteenth century Ireland

Householders by county in (1847-64), as on the map

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Surname Dictionary

MacCrae rare: Belfast etc. Mac Craith, Mac Raith, rath, prosperity. Scottish, Black says it is a personal name, not a patronymic. More usual as Mac Crea, q.v.
MacCrea numerous: Ulster generally, Wexford etc. Ir. Mac Raith, Mac Craith from rath, bounty, prosperity. Scottish, but cognate with Irish Mac Grath, Magrath.

Variants in Griffith's
& total households

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Non-Griffith's Variants

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