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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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Where is the Crow family from?

You can see how Crow families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Crow family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Crow families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 77 Crow families living in Ohio. This was about 12% of all the recorded Crow's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Crow families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Crow surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Crow ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Crow. 21% of Crow men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Crow women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Crow were Truck Driver 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

  • Farmer
    21%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Stenographer
    5%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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