AskDefine | Define Crichton

Dictionary Definition

Crichton n : Scottish man of letters and adventurer (1560-1582) [syn: James Crichton, The Admirable Crichton]

Extensive Definition

The surname Crichton is a Scottish surname derived from the Gaelic word crioch, which means border, and the Old English word tune which means farm or settlement. It is thus to be assumed that the first bearer of this surname lived on a border. It can also be used to refer to the following people and places:


Crichton as part of a compound surname



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