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Cripe Name Meaning

Possibly a variant of English Crippe, from Middle English crippe ‘pouch’, either an occupational name for a maker of pouches or a nickname for someone who habitually wore a distinctive pouch. Americanized spelling of German Kreipe, from a topographic name of uncertain origin.

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

Similar surnames: Crite, Prime, Price, Brine, Pipe, Croce, Crile, Pride, Wrice, Stripe

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Where is the Cripe family from?

You can see how Cripe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cripe family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Cripe families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 38 Cripe families living in Indiana. This was about 86% of all the recorded Cripe's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Cripe families in 1840.
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What did your Cripe ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cripe. 22% of Cripe men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Cripe women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cripe were Truck Driver and Stenographer.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housework
  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 465 immigration records available for the last name Cripe. 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 Cripe. For the veterans among your Cripe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cripe lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Cripe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Cripe in 1953 was 58, and 78 in 2004.

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