Crescas (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈkɾeskəs], Hebrew: קרשקש‎) is a Judaeo-Catalan family name, prominent in the former Crown of Aragon. Crescas is a common name among Jews of southern France and Catalonia.[1] There have been a number of scholars and rabbis sharing that surname, including:


Cresques (pronounced [ˈkɾeskəs, ˈkɾeskes]) is the Catalan standardized variant of the Jewish name Crescas (Hebrew: קרשקש‎)

External linksEdit

Cresques entry at Behind the Name


  1. ^ Encyclopedia Judaica. Kester Publishing. 1972. pp. Volume 5, pages 1075.