Creighton Family History

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Creighton Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: habitational name from Crichton, near Edinburgh, first recorded c.1128 in the form Crectune, in 1287 as Crecton, and in 1360 as Creychtona. The name is probably an early hybrid compound of Old Welsh creic ‘rock’ + Older Scots tun ‘farm’, ‘settlement’ (Old English tun). In the British Isles, this spelling of the name is now found chiefly in northern Ireland; the more usual Scottish forms are Crichton and Crighton. Irish: sometimes used for Gaelic Ó Creacháin or Ó Criocháin (see Crehan 2). English: habitational name from Creighton in Staffordshire or Creaton in Northamptonshire, both named with Celtic creig ‘rock’ + Old English tun ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Roughton, Brighton, Deighton, Heighton, Clinton, Crighton, Leighton

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Creighton Family Origin

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Creighton Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Creighton. A less common occupation for the Creighton family was Carpenter. The most common Creighton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Creighton's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Creighton Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Creighton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Creighton in 1942 was 51, and 77 in 2004.

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