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Greek Name Meaning
English (Devon): possibly a variant of Creek.Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Krieg or Dutch Kriek (see Creek).ethnic name for a Greek, a translation of Italian Greco or of a word with the same meaning in some other language.

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

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Name Distribution of Greek Families

  • Number of Greek families
     21 - 40
     8 - 20
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Greek families
     8 - 13
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Greek last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Greek Family Origin

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Greek Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Greek

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Greek Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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