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Critchlow Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Croichlow in Bury (Lancashire) recorded in the surname de Cruchelowe in 1324 and Croichelay in 156 The name is perhaps also derived from Crouchley Farm in Lymm (Cheshire) though this name is of uncertain age; or from an unidentified place in southern England whose name has a similar origin (from the British Celtic crouco- ‘hill barrow’ in an English guise + Old English hlāw hlǣw ‘hill barrow’). The original -low has sometimes been replaced with -ley (compare Critchley ).

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


Similar surnames: Critchley, Crichlow, Whitelow, Catlow, Pritchett, Richley, Fritchey

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Where is the Critchlow family from?

You can see how Critchlow families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Critchlow family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Critchlow families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Critchlow families living in Kentucky. This was about 43% of all the recorded Critchlow's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Critchlow families in 1840.
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What did your Critchlow ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Critchlow. 26% of Critchlow men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Critchlow women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Critchlow were Clerk and Teacher. .

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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

  • Laborer
    26%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Saleslady
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Teacher
    11%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Critchlow. For the veterans among your Critchlow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Critchlow lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Critchlow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Critchlow in 1942 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

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