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Crumley Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cromlaoich ‘descendant of Cromlaoch’ from a byname meaning ‘bent hero’. MacLysaght maintains that in some cases at least it is a variant of Crumlish .

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

Similar surnames: Crowley, Cromley, Crummey, Crumbley, Rumley, Curley, Crawley, Crumly

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Where is the Crumley family from?

You can see how Crumley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Crumley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Crumley families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 12 Crumley families living in Georgia. This was about 24% of all the recorded Crumley's in USA. Georgia had the highest population of Crumley families in 1840.
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What did your Crumley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Crumley. 24% of Crumley men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Crumley women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Crumley were Truck Driver and Laborer. .

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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
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Laborer
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Crumley. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Crumley. For the veterans among your Crumley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Crumley lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Crumley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Crumley in 1947 was 57, and 68 in 2004.

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