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Creek Family History

Creek Name Meaning
English: habitational name for someone from North or South Creake in Norfolk, named from Celtic creig ‘cliff’, ‘rock’.English: from Middle English creke ‘basket’ (Old French creche), hence a metonymic occupational name for a basket maker.Americanized spelling of German Krieg, German and Jewish Krick, or Dutch Kriek, a metonymic occupational name for a fruit grower or dealer, from Middle Dutch krieke ‘cherry’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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82,571 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
19,938 Military Records
1,961 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Creek Families

  • Number of Creek families
     32 - 62
     11 - 31
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Creek families
     58 - 114
     20 - 57
     1 - 19
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Creek families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Creek Family Origin

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Creek Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Creek

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Creek Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Creek Civil War Service Records

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