Cranshaw Family History

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Cranshaw Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Cranshaw in Lancashire, named from Old English cran(uc) ‘crane’ + sceaga ‘grove’, ‘thicket’.

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

Similar surnames: Crawshaw, Bradshaw, Renshaw, Grimshaw, Cranston, Bagshaw, Henshaw

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Cranshaw Family Origin

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Cranshaw Family Occupations

What did your Cranshaw ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Cranshaw occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Cranshaw's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cranshaw. A less common occupation for the Cranshaw family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Blacksmith

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Cranshaw ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Cranshaw Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Cranshaw. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cranshaw census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Cranshaw. 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 Card

There are 873 military records available for the last name Cranshaw. For the veterans among your Cranshaw ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cranshaw Life Expectancy

What is the average Cranshaw lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Cranshaw life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Cranshaw in 1954 was 50, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cranshaw

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cranshaw ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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