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Craig Family History

Craig Name Meaning

Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived near a steep or precipitous rock Older Scots crag craig. Compare the synonymous English Cragg . Manx: either a shortened form of Gaelic Mac Concharraige ‘son of Cu Charraige (‘hound of the rock’) or possibly of Mac Thorveig ‘son of Thorveig’ from the Old Norse personal name Thórveig (from the god's name Thórr + veig ‘pith strength’).

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


Similar surnames: Craik, Craigo, Cragg, Craigen, Frain, Cain, Rain, Crail, Crans, Cail

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Where is the Craig family from?

You can see how Craig families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Craig family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Craig families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 197 Craig families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 15% of all the recorded Craig's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Craig families in 1840.
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What did your Craig ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Craig. 14% of Craig men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Craig women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Craig were Truck Driver and Housekeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    14%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    7%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Maid
    6%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
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Census Records

There are 659,000 census records available for the last name Craig. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Craig census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 98,000 immigration records available for the last name Craig. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 118,000 military records available for the last name Craig. For the veterans among your Craig ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Craig lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Craig life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Craig in 1940 was 66, and 74 in 2004.

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