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Cranfield Family History

Cranfield Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Bedfordshire named Cranfield from Old English cran(uc) ‘crane’ + feld ‘open country’.

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


Similar surnames: Canfield, Cornfield, Chatfield, Brayfield, Bradfield, Dransfield

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Where is the Cranfield family from?

You can see how Cranfield families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cranfield family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cranfield families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 5 Cranfield families living in North Carolina. This was about 38% of all the recorded Cranfield's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Cranfield families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cranfield surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cranfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cranfield. 37% of Cranfield men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Cranfield women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cranfield were Janitor 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
    37%
  • Laborer
    26%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Janitor
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
    25%
  • Nurse
    25%
  • Operator
    25%
  • Clerk
    25%
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Census Records

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Cranfield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cranfield census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Cranfield. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Cranfield. For the veterans among your Cranfield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cranfield lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Cranfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Cranfield in 1955 was 49, and 75 in 2004.

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