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The Anglo-Saxon name Creek comes from when the family resided in the parish of Crick, in the diocese of Peterborough. This place-name is derived from the Old English word creke, which means a creek.

Creek Early Origins



The surname Creek was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Creek Spelling Variations


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Creek Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Creek include Criche, Crich, Crick, Critch, Creyke, Creik, Criek and many more.

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Creek Early History


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Creek Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Creek research. Another 316 words (23 lines of text) covering the year 1789 is included under the topic Early Creek History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Creek Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Creek Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Creek Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Richard Creek, who landed in Virginia in 1701
  • Sebastian Creek, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1727
  • Francis Creek, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749

Creek Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Isaac Creek, aged 27, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Duke of Wellington"
  • Isaac Creek, aged 27, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke Of Wellington" in 1849
  • Ann Creek, aged 24, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke Of Wellington" in 1849
  • Elizabeth Creek, aged 1, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke Of Wellington" in 1849
  • Thomas Creek, aged 19, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Constance"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Creek (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Creek (post 1700)



  • Paul Douglas "Doug" Creek (b. 1969), American former Major League Baseball pitcher from Winchester, Virginia who played from 1995 to 2005
  • Clarence E. Creek (b. 1906), American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Pleasants County, 1959-62; Defeated, 1956
  • Frederick Norman Smith Creek MBE MC (1898-1980), English amateur footballer from Darlington, England, manager of the Great Britain Olympic Football Team in the 1950s

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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    6. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Creek Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Creek Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 15 March 2016 at 17:51.

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