Crabb Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from Middle English crabbe, Old English crabba ‘crab’ (the crustacean), a nickname for someone with a peculiar gait. English and Scottish: from Middle English crabbe ‘crabapple (tree)’ (probably of Old Norse origin), hence a topographic name for someone who lived by a crabapple tree. It may also have been a nickname for a cantankerous person, a sense which developed primarily from this word, with reference to the sourness of the fruit, but may also have been influenced by the awkward-seeming locomotion of the crustacean. Americanized spelling of German, Dutch, and Danish Krabbe.

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


Similar surnames: Krabbe, Crank, Crane, Cribb, Babb, Crans, Craig, Crass, Grabe, Traub

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Crabb Family Origin

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Crabb Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    7%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Labourer

    2%
  • Farm Labourer

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Crabb family was Farm Labourer. The most common Crabb occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 7% of Crabb's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Crabb.

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Between 1944 and 2004, Crabb life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Crabb in 1944 was 32, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Crabb

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