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