Creed Family History

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Creed Name Meaning

Southern Irish: reduced form of Creedon. English: from the Old English personal name Creoda. English: habitational name from Creed Farm in Bosham, Sussex, so named with an Old English word crede ‘weeds’, ‘plants’. In part the surname may perhaps have arisen from a place called Creed in Cornwall, named for the patron saint of the church, St. Cride.

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

Similar surnames: Creek, Breed, Creedon, Green, Read, Leed, Sneed, Drees, Seed, Ree

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Creed Family Origin

Where is the Creed family from?

Creed Family Occupations

What did your Creed ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Journalier and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Creed. A less common occupation for the Creed family was Sailor. The most common Creed occupation in Canada was Farmer. 31% of Creed's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Journalier

  • Labourer

  • Sailor


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

Creed Historical Records

What Creed family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 65,000 census records available for the last name Creed. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Creed 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Creed. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Creed. For the veterans among your Creed ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Creed Life Expectancy

What is the average Creed lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Creed life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Creed in 1949 was 53, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Creed

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Creed 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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