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Crete History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The surname Crete 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 Crete 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.


Early Origins of the Crete family


The surname Crete 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.

Early History of the Crete family


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Crete 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.

Early Notables of the Crete family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Crete family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Crete Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Jean Crete, son of Antoine and Jeanne, married Marguerite Gaulin, daughter of Vincent and Marie, in Quebec on 13th September 1654 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Pierre Crete, son of Jean and Marguerite, married Marthe Marcoux, daughter of Pierre and Marthe, in Beauport, Quebec on 3rd November 1693 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.

Crete Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Pierre Crete, son of Jean and Marguerite, married Marie Drouin, daughter of Etienne and Catherine, in Château-Richer, Quebec on 29th October 1709 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Henri Crete, son of Pierre and Marthe, married Élisabeth Leduc, daughter of Guillaume and Élisabeth, in Quebec on 20th January 1732 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Louis Crete, son of Pierre and Marie, married Marie-Josephte Maheu, daughter of Pierre and Suzanne, in Beauport, Quebec on 5th June 1741 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Jean-Baptiste Crete, son of Pierre and Madeleine-Angélique, married Félicité Sauvé, daughter of Pierre and Louise-Angélique, in Bout-de-l'île, Quebec on 8th January 1757 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Étienne Crete, son of Pierre and Madeleine-Angélique, married Catherine Maheu, daughter of Pierre and Suzanne, in Beauport, Quebec on 5th February 1759 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.

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Citations


  1. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.


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