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Crabb Family History

Crabb Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from Middle English crabbe Old English crabba ‘crab’ (the crustacean) a nickname for someone with a peculiar gait or as in German and East Frisian for an awkward or fractious person. Later by association with the tart crab apple (Middle English crab(be)) it was used to denote a sour-tempered person. Americanized form of German Dutch and Danish Krabbe .

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


Similar surnames: Krabbe, Crank, Crane, Cribb, Babb, Crans, Craig, Crass, Grabe, Traub

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Where is the Crabb family from?

You can see how Crabb families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Crabb family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Crabb families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 27 Crabb families living in Ohio. This was about 22% of all the recorded Crabb's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Crabb families in 1840.
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What did your Crabb ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Crabb. 21% of Crabb men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Crabb women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Crabb were Truck Driver and Clerk. .

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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

  • Farmer
    21%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    12%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Clerk
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Crabb. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Crabb. For the veterans among your Crabb ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Crabb lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Crabb life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Crabb in 1944 was 32, and 78 in 2004.

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