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Crawford Family History

Crawford Name Meaning
Scottish, English, and northern Irish: habitational name from any of the various places, for example in Lanarkshire (Scotland) and Dorset and Lancashire (England) called Crawford, named in Old English with crawe ‘crow’ + ford ‘ford’.English: variant of Crowfoot (see Crofoot).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

5,314,762 Historical Documents with Crawford on Ancestry.com
1,106,622 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
170,051 Military Records
97,202 Immigration Records
909,215 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Crawford Families

  • Number of Crawford families
     939 - 1,876
     314 - 938
     1 - 313
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Crawford families
     549 - 1,095
     184 - 548
     1 - 183
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Crawford families
     1,671 - 3,339
     558 - 1,670
     1 - 557
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Crawford census records

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Crawford Family Origin

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Crawford Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Crawford

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Crawford Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Crawford census records

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Crawford Civil War Service Records

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