Craigen Family History

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Craigen Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name for someone from Craigie in Kyle, named with Gaelic creag, ‘precipitous rock’ (see Craig). Black records that in 1272 the church of Cragyn ‘was confirmed to the monks of Paisley by Thomas de Cragyn, son and heir of John Hose, who had assumed his surname from his lands’.

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

Similar surnames: Craigo, Craig, Cain, Craige, Bratten, Carden, Craven, Craigie, Graven

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Craigen Family Origin

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Craigen Family Occupations

What did your Craigen ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Craigen occupation in the UK was Farmer. 11% of Craigen's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Craigen family was Candle Work Laborer. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Baker Master (3 Men & 1 Boy Employed) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Craigen.

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  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Baker Master (3 Men & 1 Boy Employed)

  • Candle Work Laborer


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

Craigen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Craigen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Craigen 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 873 immigration records available for the last name Craigen. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 431 military records available for the last name Craigen. For the veterans among your Craigen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Craigen Life Expectancy

What is the average Craigen lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Craigen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Craigen in 1954 was 47, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Craigen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Craigen 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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