Craik Family History

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Craik Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place in Aberdeenshire, named from Gaelic creag ‘steep or precipitous rock’ (see Craig).

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

Similar surnames: Craig, Crail, Cain, Kraak, Rain, Frain, Craib, Braid, Calk, Raak

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Craik Family Origin

Where is the Craik family from?

Craik Family Occupations

What did your Craik ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Craik family was Housekeeper. The most common Craik occupation in the UK was Farmer. 7% of Craik's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Craik.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Annuitant

  • Housekeeper


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

Craik Historical Records

What Craik family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Craik. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Craik 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Craik. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Craik. For the veterans among your Craik ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Craik Life Expectancy

What is the average Craik lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Craik life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Craik in 1963 was 66, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Craik

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Craik 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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