Charles Craig

23 August 1748–
Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Charles

When Charles Craig was born on 23 August 1748, in Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Andrew Craig, was 36 and his mother, Elizabeth Walker, was 39.

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Andrew Craig
1711–
Elizabeth Walker
1709–1743
William Craig
1747–
Charles Craig
1748–
Mary Craig
1750–

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World Events (5)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.
Age 54
In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.
1811 · The Tron Riot
Age 63
The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.
1815
Age 67
The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived near a steep or precipitous rock, Older Scots crag, craig. Compare the synonymous English Cragg .Manx: either a shortened form of Gaelic Mac Concharraige ‘son of Cu Charraige (‘hound of the rock’) or possibly of Mac Thorveig ‘son of Thorveig’, from the Old Norse personal name Thórveig (from the god's name Thórr + veig ‘pith, strength’).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Cragg
Craige
Kraig

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