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Crawley Family History

Crawley Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of the many places called Crawley, named with Old English crawe ‘crow’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’. Compare Crowley.Probably also a reduced form of Irish McCrawley, an Anglicization of Gaelic Mac Raghallaigh ‘son of Raghallach’, also Anglicized as Magreely.

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

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12,421 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Crawley Families

  • Number of Crawley families
     102 - 201
     35 - 101
     1 - 34
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Crawley families
     744 - 1,486
     249 - 743
     1 - 248
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Crawley families
     53 - 103
     18 - 52
     1 - 17
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Crawley census records

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Crawley Family Origin

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Crawley Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Crawley

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Crawley Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Crawley census records

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Crawley Civil War Service Records

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