Olde English word for the MonCreiffe family in Scotland in Perthshire who live in Crief Scotland. It is the name of the hill overlooking
the sacred site of Scone
and has been a place of worship since the time of Christ when the Scoto-Picts lived
Literally the name means The Hill with the trees on it. The first spelling was in a Charter
in 1199, Cref. In a 1641 Scottish Parliment hearing it was spelled Creef, before the translation back
It is generally accepted that the name is Gaelic from
the 12th century, Crubha Cnoc.
variation is Monadh Craoibhe, pronounced, "MOH-nee KREE-vuh"
royal palace of the Picts of Forteviot
can be seen from
the summit of this hill.
battle, Monad Croibhe, of the Picts was fought there in 28 AD.
The MonCrieffs, MonCreefs, Criefs, Creifs,
Creefs, MunCrief, MonCrieffes, have been around for a long time. Not exactly a clan
of Scots, but more of a like people from an ancient civilization
that was an is a crossroads between the Highlands
of Scotland and the lowlands going to Glasgow and Edinburough.