Current genealogical research has already established that the Creer family groups, recorded as originating on the Isle of Man (IOM), [a small island situated in the North Sea between Northern England and Ireland], were at least present on the Island from around 1500. A number of distinct Creer family trees have been identified and recorded covering the period 1600-2005 and a database of some 19,000 Creer family history events (births, marriages and deaths) from around the world has been assembled.
The earliest, surviving, written records show that in 1511 there were only 7-8 Creer families (at that time McCrere) on the IOM, all living no more than 5 miles from each other. Current genealogical research is examining the early land records of that time, to try and understand :-
a. how these original families were connected to each other if at all - and
b. how these original families evolved into the Creer family groups of today, that have been identified and recorded subsequently.
More information can be found at www.creer.co.uk