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Cripps Family History

Cripps Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a maker of pouches, from the plural of Middle English crippes ‘pouch’. English: metathesized form of Crisp. German: variant spelling of Krips, a variant of Krebs.

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


Similar surnames: Crapps, Cripe, Crisp, Chipps, Ripps, Cropp, Tripp, Crepps, Gripp

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Where is the Cripps family from?

You can see how Cripps families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cripps family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cripps families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 7 Cripps families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 25% of all the recorded Cripps's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Cripps families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cripps surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cripps ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cripps. 20% of Cripps men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Cripps women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cripps were Salesman and Seamstress. .

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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
    20%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Housework
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Seamstress
    9%
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Census Records

There are 84,000 census records available for the last name Cripps. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cripps 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Cripps. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Cripps. For the veterans among your Cripps ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cripps lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Cripps life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Cripps in 1952 was 70, and 72 in 2004.

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