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Origins Available: French, Scottish


The surname Crait is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came. The name Crait is derived from the Old French word "creste," meaning the peak of a hill and indicated that the original bearer lived at or near such a place.

Crait Early Origins



The surname Crait was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where the family has held a family seat since ancient times.

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Crait Spelling Variations


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Crait Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Crest, Cret, Crests, Crets, Creste, Crete, Crête, Crestes, Cretes, du Crest, Ducrest, du Cret, Ducret, Crais, Crait, Crez, Ducrais, Ducrait, Ducrez, Cray, Crey and many more.

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Crait Early History


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Crait Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crait research. Another 244 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1435 and 1632 are included under the topic Early Crait History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Crait Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Crait Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Crait Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Victior Ducret settled in America in 1775; Pierre Ducret, aged 40; settled in Louisiana in 1719; Jacob Simon Cray settled in 1772; John Cray, aged 25.

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