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Creel Name Meaning

Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Kriel or Krüll, a variant of Kroll 1.

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


Similar surnames: Creal, Freel, Creek, Crye, Cryer, Creer, Cruea, Beel, Breer, Steel

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Where is the Creel family from?

You can see how Creel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Creel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Creel families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 15 Creel families living in Virginia. This was about 32% of all the recorded Creel's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Creel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Creel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Creel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Creel. 25% of Creel men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Creel women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Creel were Salesman 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

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farming
    5%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    12%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Seamstress
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
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Census Records

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Creel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Creel 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Creel. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Creel. For the veterans among your Creel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Creel lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Creel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Creel in 1941 was 36, and 67 in 2004.

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