Craik History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Craik family

The surname Craik was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from early times. Craik is also a village in Craik Forest, by the Airhouse Burn in the Scottish Borders.

Important Dates for the Craik family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Craik research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1296 and 1413 are included under the topic Early Craik History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Craik Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Crake, Craik, Crayke, Craike, Creike, Creyke and others.

Early Notables of the Craik family (pre 1700)

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Craik migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Craik Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • James Craik, who landed in America in 1750 [1]
Craik Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Harriette Woodbridge Craik, aged 30, who landed in America from London, in 1905
  • Mabel Craik, aged 19, who landed in America from Edinburg, Scotland, in 1906
  • Harriette Craik, aged 33, who immigrated to America from London, England, in 1908
  • I. B. Craik, who immigrated to the United States, in 1911
  • Douglas E. Craik, aged 15, who immigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Craik migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Craik Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Henry Craik, aged 25, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Lord of the Isles" [2]
  • Robert Craik, aged 21, who arrived in South Australia in 1860 aboard the ship "Schah Jehan"

Contemporary Notables of the name Craik (post 1700)

  • William Craik (b. 1761), American Democrat politician, Member of Maryland State House of Delegates, 1789-92; District Judge in Maryland 5th District, 1793-96, 1801-02; U.S. Representative from Maryland 3rd District, 1796-1801
  • George Washington Craik, American politician, Postmaster at Alexandria, District of Columbia, 1800-08
  • William Craik (1761-1814), United States Representative from Maryland
  • James Craik (1730-1814), Physician General of the United States Army, George Washington's personal physician
  • Dinah Marie Craik (1826-1887), English novelist
  • Prof. Robert John McArthur Craik O.B.E.,, British Provost Emeritus for Heriot- Watt University Malaysia, was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire on 8th June 2018, for services to Higher Education [3]
  • Sir Henry Craik PC, KCB (1846-1927), 1st Baronet, Scottish Member of Parliament
  • Henry Craik (1805-1866), Scottish hebraist and theologian
  • George Lillie Craik (1798-1866), Scottish writer and literary critic
  • Fergus Ian Muirden Craik FRS (b. 1935), Scottish psychologist
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Craik family

Empress of Ireland
  • Mr. Alexander Christopher Craik, British Second Steward from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [4]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ South Australian Register Monday 14th August 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Lord of the Isles 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/jamesfernie1854.shtml
  3. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists
  4. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
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