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CRAIG - Name Meaning & Origin
Last Name Meaning & Related Resources for the Surname CRAIG

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Definition: From the Gaelic word "creag" or "carraig," meaning 'rock.' In Scotland, many forts were built on massive rock outcroppings, and the surname CRAIG was often used to refer to the people who established or occupied these rocky fortifications.

Surname Origin: Scottish, Welsh

Alternate Surname Spellings: CRAIGE, CRAIGH, CREAG, CRAIGHE, CREIGH

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Common Surname Search Tips
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CRAIG Family Genealogy Forum
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FamilySearch - CRAIG Genealogy
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CRAIG Surname Mailing List
Free mailing list for researchers of the Craig surname and its variations includes subscription details and a searchable archives of past messages.

Early History of the CRAIG Family
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Surname Finder - CRAIG Genealogy & Family Resources
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Cousin Connect - CRAIG Genealogy Queries
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DistantCousin.com - CRAIG Genealogy & Family History
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MyCinnamonToast.com - CRAIG Genealogy in All Regions
Centralized search results for family trees and other genealogy info on the CRAIG surname.

References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Collins Celtic (Pocket edition), 1998.

Fucilla, Joseph. Our Italian Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 2003.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Great Britain: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Reaney, P.H. A Dictionary of English Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1997.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.

 

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