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Cranford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places, for example in the county of Middlesex (now part of Greater London) and Northamptonshire (Cranford St. Andrew and Cranford St. John), named with Old English cran ‘crane’ + ford ‘ford’.

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


Similar surnames: Crawford, Branford, Stanford, Trafford, Cranmore, Bradford, Radford

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Where is the Cranford family from?

You can see how Cranford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cranford family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cranford families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 14 Cranford families living in North Carolina. This was about 47% of all the recorded Cranford's in the USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Cranford families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cranford surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cranford ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cranford. 23% of Cranford men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Cranford women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cranford were Carpenter 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
    23%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Stenographer
    6%
  • Teacher
    5%
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Census Records

There are 50,000 census records available for the last name Cranford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cranford 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Cranford. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Cranford. For the veterans among your Cranford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cranford lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Cranford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Cranford in 1944 was 24, and 73 in 2004.

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