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Cranmer Name Meaning

English: habitational name, probably from Cranmore in Somerset, named from Old English cran ‘crane’ + mere ‘lake’, ‘pool’.

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


Similar surnames: Cranmore, Cromer, Hanmer, Ranger, Brammer, Crane, Creamer, Canner

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Where is the Cranmer family from?

You can see how Cranmer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cranmer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cranmer families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 28 Cranmer families living in New Jersey. This was about 44% of all the recorded Cranmer's in the USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Cranmer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cranmer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cranmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cranmer. 19% of Cranmer men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Cranmer women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cranmer were Proprietor 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
    19%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Proprietor
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    24%
  • Housewife
    15%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Teacher
    9%
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Census Records

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Cranmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cranmer 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 979 immigration records available for the last name Cranmer. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Cranmer. For the veterans among your Cranmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cranmer lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Cranmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Cranmer in 1956 was 41, and 76 in 2004.

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