Crichton n : Scottish man of letters and adventurer (1560-1582) [syn: James Crichton, The Admirable Crichton]
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:
- Lord Crichton, in the Peerage of Scotland
- Charles Crichton, British film director
- James Crichton, Scottish polymath
- Loki Crichton, Samoan rugby player
- Michael Crichton, American author
- Robert Crichton, American author
- Judy Crichton, documentary film-maker
- Ronald Crichton, English music critic
- David Crichton, professional skier from Canada
Crichton as part of a compound surname
- Crichton, Midlothian, a village in Scotland
- Crichton Castle, a castle in Midlothian, Scotland
- Crichton Campus, part of the University of Dumfries
- Crichton Park , a neighborhood in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
- Crichton College, a Christian, Liberal Arts college in Memphis, Tennessee.
- Crichton Street Public School, an elementary school in the New Edinburgh neighborhood of Ottawa, Canada.
- Crichton, Alabama is a suburb of Mobile, Alabama.