Cree Family History & Genealogy

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Cree Last Name History & Origin

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Updated Sep 13, 2017

History

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Name Origin

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The sources of the Cree surnames that we have established "beyond reasonable doubt" are:

1. Perthshire. As we go back in time, several Cree line converge on the Scottish burgh of Perth and the parishes adjacent to it within a radius of about 15 kilometres. The lines cannot be connected with solid genealogical proof but their geographical proximity in the early Seventeenth Century makes it certain they are related. Further back there were Crees (though with earlier spellings) associated with Perth in the 1600s and even a John of Cre in 1459 and 1462.
2. Derbyshire. A Cree line was established in the small town of Bolsover, Deerbsyhire, England. We have located the baptism there of James Cree as the son of Alexander Mackree. That was in 1644 which pinpoints the origin of this Cree line.
3. County Clare. A Cree line emerges from Ennis, the county town of County Clare in the west of Ireland, around 1700. John Cree of Ennis is mentioned as being the progenitor of a Cree line which settled in Dorset, England, in 1787. He must have been born around 1690. While Cree is not a known surname in Ennis at that time, the surname Creagh certainly is. It is one the top few surnames in County Clare in those troubled times. It seems likely that this Cree line acquired thier surname as a variation of the name Creagh.
4. Kent. A Henry Corree used the spelling Cree at his marriage in Canterbury in 1848 and it has been used ever since down to his present-day descendants. Corree was an intermedate version of his great-grandfather's name Carré, the intervening generations having used yet another version, Carey.

There are earlier occurrences in London, some though not all named after a church, St Catherine Creechurch. At least two lines in the nerth-east of England have not been connected to any of the lines already mentioned. Cree and its variants also occur as surnames, apparently independently, in the France, Germany and, rarely, as a surname of indigenous people in the USA. Cry and Crye in the Isle of Man are probably not variants of Cree but of Mc Cray.

Spellings & Pronunciations

CRE, CREY, CRIE, CHREE, CREA

Nationality & Ethnicity

There are separate origins of the name Cree in Scotland, England and Ireland.

Early Crees

These are the earliest records we have of the Cree family.

1809 - 1876
1817 - 1902
1820 - 1887
1834 - 1901
1840 - 1906
1844 - 1942
1855 - 1895
1856 - 1904

Cree Family Photos

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Cree Family Tree

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Most Common First Names

Sample of 20 Cree Biographies

Aug 23, 1888 - March 1973
May 21, 1927 - December 1990
Jul 22, 1888 - January 1978
Mar 12, 1901 - January 1981
Aug 3, 1909 - April 1987
May 17, 1923 - Jun 6, 2002
October 1906 - January 1968
Oct 6, 1892 - September 1975
Feb 16, 1935 - May 6, 2003
May 19, 1962 - Oct 15, 1987
Jun 6, 1922 - May 19, 2005
May 13, 1915 - Jan 18, 1981
around 1963 - Unknown
around 1942 - Unknown
Unknown - Dec 31, 1969
Unknown - Unknown
1817 - 1902
Unknown - Unknown
Unknown - Unknown
around 1920 - Unknown

Cree Death Records & Life Expectancy

The average age of a Cree family member is 69.6 years old according to our database of 857 people with the last name Cree that have a birth and death date listed.

Life Expectancy

69.6 years

Oldest Crees

These are the longest-lived members of the Cree family on AncientFaces.

Jul 8, 1905 - Jun 23, 2007
101 years
May 9, 1893 - Feb 16, 1994
100 years
Jul 12, 1897 - Feb 11, 1997
99 years
Aug 25, 1895 - Jan 8, 1994
98 years
1844 - 1942
98 years
Dec 2, 1906 - Jul 15, 2002
95 years
Nov 17, 1908 - Oct 23, 2004
95 years
Jul 15, 1909 - May 16, 2005
95 years
Mar 8, 1883 - October 1978
95 years
Mar 22, 1911 - Nov 4, 2006
95 years

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