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Crichton Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Creighton

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Crighton, Creighton, Crayton, Crichlow, Curington, Arington, Kruchten

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Where is the Crichton family from?

You can see how Crichton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Crichton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Crichton families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1840 there were 2 Crichton families living in Kentucky. This was about 29% of all the recorded Crichton's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Crichton families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Crichton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Crichton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Clerk and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Crichton. 11% of Crichton men worked as a Clerk and 15% of Crichton women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Crichton were Farmer and Maid. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Bookkeeper
  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Crichton. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Crichton. For the veterans among your Crichton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Crichton lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Crichton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Crichton in 1948 was 56, and 75 in 2004.

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