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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  • Fisherman

    52%
  • Going To School

    38%
  • Farmer

    5%
  • Mariner

    5%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Greek family was Mariner. Fisherman, Going To School and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Greek. The most common Greek occupation in Canada was Fisherman. 52% of Greek's were Fishermans.

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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