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Crite Name Meaning

Perhaps an Americanized spelling of South German Kreit(h), a topographic name from Middle High German geriute ‘land cleared for farming’, or of North German Kreite, a nickname for a quarrelsome person, from Middle Low German kreit ‘strife’.

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


Similar surnames: Cripe, Prime, Kritz, Crile, Crites, Tritz, Tritt, Price, Britz, Rike

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Where is the Crite family from?

You can see how Crite families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Crite family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Crite families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 132 Crite families living in Quebec. This was about 92% of all the recorded Crite's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Crite families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Crite surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Crite ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Journalier was the top reported job for people in the CA named Crite. 75% of Crite men worked as a Journalier.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Journalier
    75%
  • Cultivateur
    25%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Crite. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Crite census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 75 immigration records available for the last name Crite. 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 Cards

There are 402 military records available for the last name Crite. For the veterans among your Crite ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Crite lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Crite life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Crite in 1959 was 65, and 68 in 2004.

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