Crean Family History

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Crean Name Meaning

(southern) Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Corraidhín (see Curran). (in Ulster) Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Croidheáin (see Crehan) or Ó Creacháin ‘descendant of Creachán’.

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

Similar surnames: Crehan, Wren, Cregan, Cryan, Mckean, Crea, Corgan, Bean, Cavan, Crear

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Crean Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Crean name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Crean. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Italy


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Crean Family Origin

Where is the Crean family from?

Crean Family Occupations

What did your Crean ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Crean occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Crean's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Crean. A less common occupation for the Crean family was ... Peddler.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • ... Peddler


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

Crean Historical Records

What Crean family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Crean. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Crean 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Crean. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Crean. For the veterans among your Crean ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Crean Life Expectancy

What is the average Crean lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Crean life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Crean in 1954 was 45, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Crean

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Crean 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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