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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Croak"er
  1. One who croaks, murmurs, grumbles, or complains unreasonably; one who habitually forebodes evil.
  2. [Zoöl]
    1. A small American fish (Micropogon undulatus), of the Atlantic coast.
    2. An American fresh-water fish (Aplodinotus grunniens); -- called also drum.
    3. The surf fish of California.

Note: ☞ When caught these fishes make a croaking sound; whence the name, which is often corrupted into crocus.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Any of several fishes that make a croaking noise
  2. The lean flesh of a saltwater fish caught along Atlantic coast of southern U.S.

croak +‎ -er

  1. One who croaks.
  2. A vocal pessimist, grumbler, or doomsayer.
  3. A frog.
  4. A fish in the family Sciaenidae, known for the throbbing sounds they make.
  5. (slang) A doctor.

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Croaker U.S.
  White 54.29% 64.26%
  African American 28.57% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 11.43% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.57% 16.26%

Of Last Name Croaker

People with the last name Croaker are most frequently White, African American, or American Indian and Alaska Native

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Fun Facts about the name Croaker

  • How Popular is the name Croaker? As a last name Croaker was the 123,064th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Croaker? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Croaker was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Croaker: Your name in reverse order is Rekaorc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rerckao. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Croaker? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 140 people with the last name Croaker.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Croaker? Croaker is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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Past life for Croaker born Aug 6, 1924

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern Africa approximately on 1425. Your profession was farmer, weaver, and tailor.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.