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