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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


Similar surnames: Cleek, Reek, Creed, Greek, Green, Cheek, Creech, Cryer, Drees, Reef

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Where is the Creek family from?

You can see how Creek families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Creek family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Creek families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 12 Creek families living in Tennessee. This was about 25% of all the recorded Creek's in the USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Creek families in 1840.
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What did your Creek ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Creek. 25% of Creek men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Creek women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Creek were Salesman and Housework.

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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
    25%
  • Farmer
    25%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Housework
    5%
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Census Records

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Creek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Creek 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Creek. 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 19,000 military records available for the last name Creek. For the veterans among your Creek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Creek lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Creek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Creek in 1952 was 35, and 73 in 2004.

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