From an Old English female personal name derived from ēad ‘prosperity, riches’ + gӯð ‘strife’. This was borne by a daughter (961–984) of Edgar the Peaceful. (She was named in accordance with the common Old English practice of repeating name elements within a family.) She spent her short life in a convent, and is regarded as a saint.
English: habitational name from any of the various places named Creswell, from Old English cærse ‘(water)cress’ + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’, as for example in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, and Staffordshire.