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Crown Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Craon in Mayenne, France. English: habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a crown, Middle English croun. This name has probably also assimilated examples of German or Swedish Kron ‘crown’, or cognates in other languages.

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

Similar surnames: Brown, Crowl, Cross, Crow, Chown, Roan, Cron, Cronn, Crowner, Lown

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Where is the Crown family from?

You can see how Crown families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Crown family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Crown families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 13 Crown families living in Maryland. This was about 29% of all the recorded Crown's in the USA. Maryland had the highest population of Crown families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Crown surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Crown ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Crown. 18% of Crown men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Crown women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Crown were Clerk and Waitress.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
  • Waitress
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Census Records

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Crown. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Crown 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Crown. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Crown. For the veterans among your Crown ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Crown lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Crown life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Crown in 1944 was 20, and 75 in 2004.

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