A.J. Cressey Place

Place Name: A.J. Cressey Place

Name Origins: Commemorative


Norman, English: locative name of Norman origin, from Cressy in Seine-Maritime.

From: Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

This interesting name is French in origin and it is most probable that it is locational, from Crecy in Picardy, the scene of the famous battle. However, it is also possible that it derives from the Provencal name "Cres" a topographic name for someone who lived on a patch of stony ground, from the Olde Provencal "cres" or "gres". In the case of locational names, people when moving from their place of origin often adopted the placename as a means of identification.

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Cultural Affiliation: French through Britain

Gender: Male

Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie

A.J. "Jack" Cressey (1928-1994) was a prominent member of the Edmonton business community and served as chairman of the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce in 1990. Born in Saskatchewan, he served in the Royal Canadian Navy and graduated from university before moving to Edmonton. Cressey became a dynamic, high-profile member of the oil industry, working in Alberta and around the world constructing oil pipelines. He was chairman of Edmonton Power from 1992 until his death.

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