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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

Where is the Greek family from?

Greek Family Occupations

What did your Greek ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Fisherman

    52%
  • Going To School

    38%
  • Farmer

    5%
  • Mariner

    5%

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

Greek Historical Records

What Greek family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Greek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Greek 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Greek. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Greek. For the veterans among your Greek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Greek Life Expectancy

What is the average Greek lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Greek

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Greek 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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