Crow Family History

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Crow Name Meaning

English: from Middle English crow, Old English crawa, applied as a nickname for someone with dark hair or a dark complexion or for someone thought to resemble the bird in some other way. Irish (Munster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Conchradha (see McEnroe). Irish: translation of any of various Gaelic names derived from fiach ‘raven’, ‘crow’ (see Fee).

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

Similar surnames: Brow, Trow, Chow, Cross, Crown, Clow, Troy, Low, Crowl, Crew

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Crow Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Crow name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Crow. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Crow Family Origin

Where is the Crow family from?

Crow Family Occupations

What did your Crow ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Crow occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Crow's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Crow. A less common occupation for the Crow family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Crow ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Crow Historical Records

What Crow family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 261,000 census records available for the last name Crow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Crow census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Crow. 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 Card

There are 34,000 military records available for the last name Crow. For the veterans among your Crow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Crow Life Expectancy

What is the average Crow lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Crow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Crow in 1940 was 64, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Crow ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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