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Crispin Name Meaning

English; Spanish (Crispín): from the personal name Middle English Crispin Spanish Crispín from Latin Crispinus derived from crispus ‘curly-haired’ (see Crisp ). This name was especially popular in France in the early Middle Ages having been borne by a Christian saint who was martyred at Soissons in AD c. 285 along with a companion Crispinianus (whose name is a further derivative of the same word). Compare Crespin and 3 below. English (of Norman origin): from Old French and Middle English crespin crispin ‘curly-haired’ also found as Crepin; see Crippin . It is difficult to tell this apart from the personal name in 1 above. According to Lanfranc archbishop of Canterbury (1070–1089) the Norman Gilbert Crispin was the first man to receive this nickname and two of his sons adopted it as their surname. His grandson Gilbert Crispin became abbot of Westminster in 1085. Members of the Norman family were said to have inherited a shock of hair that stood up stiffly like a bristly pine as though the name derived from Latin crispus pinus but this derivation is a medieval invention. Americanized form of German Krispin and possibly also of Dutch Krispijn or Chrispijn Czech Kryšpín or Krišpín and Polish Kryszpin cognates of 1 above.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Crispino, Crisp, Chopin, Crispo, Christian, Cristina, Brislin

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You can see how Crispin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Crispin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Crispin families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 13 Crispin families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 43% of all the recorded Crispin's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Crispin families in 1840.
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What did your Crispin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Crispin. 26% of Crispin men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Crispin women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Crispin 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
  • Carpenter
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Secretary
  • Housekeeper
  • Seamstress
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Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Crispin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Crispin in 1947 was 66, and 59 in 2004.

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