Crete Family History

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Crete Name Meaning

French (Crète, adjectival form Crété ‘crested’): nickname for an arrogant individual, from Old French creste ‘crest (of a hill)’ (Late Latin crista), used with reference to the comb of a rooster. Compare Old French crester ‘to strut’.

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

Similar surnames: Cresta, Crate, Prete, Croke, Creed, Croce, Cleve, Frere, Cree, Crite

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Crete Family Origin

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Crete Family Occupations

What did your Crete ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Crete occupation in the USA was Farmer. 100% of Crete's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer


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Crete Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Crete. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Crete census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 460 immigration records available for the last name Crete. 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 Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Crete. For the veterans among your Crete ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Crete Life Expectancy

What is the average Crete lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Crete life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Crete in 1954 was 47, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Crete

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Crete ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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