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Cropley Name Meaning

English (East Anglia): habitational name from Cropley Grove in Suffolk which is probably named from Old English croppa ‘berry clusters’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. Probably an Americanized form of Swiss German Kroppli a variant of Kropf .

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


Similar surnames: Copley, Coley, Chipley, Corley, Comley, Crawley, Chorley, Crossley

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Where is the Cropley family from?

You can see how Cropley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cropley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cropley families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Cropley family living in Indiana. This was about 17% of all the recorded Cropley's in USA. Indiana and 2 other states had the highest population of Cropley families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cropley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cropley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cropley. 45% of Cropley men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Cropley women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cropley were Cashier 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

  • Laborer
    45%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Teacher
    11%
  • Cashier
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    34%
  • Bookkeeper
    23%
  • Housewife
    23%
  • Stenographer
    23%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Cropley. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Cropley. For the veterans among your Cropley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cropley lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Cropley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Cropley in 1949 was 44, and 79 in 2004.

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