Greek Name Meaning

English (Devon): possibly a variant of Creek. Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Krieg or Dutch Kriek (see Creek). ethnic name for a Greek, a translation of Italian Greco or of a word with the same meaning in some other language.

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


Similar surnames: Creek, Green, Reek, Gerk, Great, Grieb, Ree, Greco, Greif, Freel

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Greek Family Origin

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Greek Family Occupations

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  • Councillor Shoemaker Master Emplg 10 Men & 2 Boys

    17%
  • Independant (Dividends)

    17%
  • Police Constable

    17%
  • Shoemaker

    17%

In 1881, Councillor Shoemaker Master Emplg 10 Men & 2 Boys, Independant (Dividends) and Police Constable were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Greek. A less common occupation for the Greek family was Shoemaker. The most common Greek occupation in the UK was Councillor Shoemaker Master Emplg 10 Men & 2 Boys. 17% of Greek's were Councillor Shoemaker Master Emplg 10 Men & 2 Boyss.

Source: Census data for Greek | Data not to scale

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United States

Between 1946 and 2004, Greek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Greek in 1946 was 52, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Greek

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