Spelling variations of this family name include: Craig, Craigh, Creag, Creagh and others.
First found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland, where they were seated from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Craig who settled in Charleston with his wife Mary and servants in 1803; F. Craigh arrived in New York in 1822 with his wife and four children.
(Above is a small excerpt from our 1800 word history)
Motto Translated: Live that you may live for ever
Suggested Readings for the name Craig
"Craig: A Genealogy of the Descendants of James Craig and Mary Blake" by Daniel Turner.
Some noteworthy people of the name Craig
* James Craig (1825-1855), Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross in 1855
* John Craig (1512-1600), Scottish reformer
* Alexander Gordon Craig (1793-1826), Scottish explorer
* Malin Craig (1875-1945), U.S. general
* Roger Craig (b. 1930), U.S. baseball player and manager
* William Lane Craig (b. 1949), Christian apologist and philosopher
* John Craig (1663-1731), Scottish mathematician
* Christopher Craig (b. 1936), British murderer
* James Craig (1871-1940), British politician
* Sir James Henry Craig (1748-1812), British soldier
* Second Lieutenant Robert Craig, who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1943
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