The surname Crichton
is a Scottish
surname derived from the Gaelic
, which means border, and the Old English
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 (1560 – 1582), Scottish polymath, known as the "Admirable Crichton", after whom Barrie's play (see below) was named
- 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.