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Origin and popularity of the name GREEK


Greek : 1: Americanized form of German Krieg and perhaps also of Dutch Kriek (see Creek).2: English (Devon): ethnic name for someone from Greece Middle English grek greik. There seems also to have been some confusion with Gregg and its variants. In North America the English form of the surname has absorbed cognates from other languages e.g. Italian Greco.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England

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