Craig Family History

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Craig Name Meaning

Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived near a steep or precipitous rock, from Gaelic creag, a word that has been borrowed in Middle English as crag(g).

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

Similar surnames: Craik, Craigo, Cragg, Craigen, Frain, Cain, Rain, Crail, Crans, Cail

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Craig Family Origin

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Craig Family Occupations

What did your Craig ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Craig occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Craig's were Farmers. Farmer, Coal Miner and Fisherman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Craig. A less common occupation for the Craig family was Labourer.

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  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Fisherman

  • Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Craig ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Craig Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 659,000 census records available for the last name Craig. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Craig 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 98,000 immigration records available for the last name Craig. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 118,000 military records available for the last name Craig. For the veterans among your Craig ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Craig Life Expectancy

What is the average Craig lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Craig life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Craig in 1940 was 66, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Craig

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Craig 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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