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Crispin Family History

Crispin Name Meaning

English and French: from the Middle English, Old French personal name Crispin, Latin Crispinus, a family name derived from crispus ‘curly-haired’ (see Crisp). This name was especially popular in France in the early Middle Ages, having been borne by a 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). English and French: diminutive of Crisp.

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


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

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Where is the Crispin family from?

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 the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 13 Crispin families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 43% of all the recorded Crispin's in the 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 US 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
    26%
  • Farmer
    24%
  • Carpenter
    7%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    16%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Secretary
    8%
  • Seamstress
    8%
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Census Records

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Crispin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Crispin 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Crispin. 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 Crispin. For the veterans among your Crispin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Crispin lifespan?

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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