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Crisp Name Meaning

English: nickname for a man with curly hair, from Middle English crisp, Old English crisp, cryps (Latin crispus), reinforced in Middle English by an Old French word also from Latin crispus. Americanized spelling of the German cognate Krisp, from Middle High German krisp, krispel ‘curly-haired man’. Americanized form of German Krisp, from a short form the medieval personal name Krispin (see Crispin).

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

Similar surnames: Crist, Cross, Crispo, Crite, Crass, Crump, Rasp, Cripe, Ris, Grist

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Where is the Crisp family from?

You can see how Crisp families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Crisp family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Crisp families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 18 Crisp families living in Tennessee. This was about 24% of all the recorded Crisp's in the USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Crisp families in 1840.
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What did your Crisp ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Crisp. 24% of Crisp men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Crisp women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Crisp 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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Cook
  • Housewife
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 136,000 census records available for the last name Crisp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Crisp 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Crisp. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Crisp. For the veterans among your Crisp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Crisp lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Crisp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Crisp in 1942 was 69, and 73 in 2004.

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