Last name: CREEK

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CREEK : This last name is indexed 112,203 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

CREEK : 1: English: habitational name from North or South Creake in Norfolk named from Celtic creig ‘cliff rock’.2: English: from Middle English creke ‘basket’ (Old French creche) hence a metonymic occupational name for a basket maker.3: Americanized form of German Krieg or Krück (see Kruck) or German and Jewish Krick.4: Possibly also an Americanized form of Dutch Kreek a topographic name from Middle Dutch creke ‘creek stream brook’ or Kriek a metonymic occupational name for a fruit grower or dealer from Middle Dutch krieke ‘cherry’.

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