Crank Name Meaning

English (chiefly Lancashire): from Middle English cranke ‘lively’, ‘lusty’, ‘vigorous’, hence a nickname for a cheerful, boisterous, or cocky person. English: nickname from cranuc, a diminutive of Middle English cran ‘crane’ (see Crane). Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Kranke, from Low German Kraneke ‘crane’, applied to someone thought to resemble the bird in some way, or a nickname for a poor physical specimen, from Middle High German kranc ‘sickly’, ‘ailing’.

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


Similar surnames: Rank, Krank, Crane, Cronk, Brack, Frank, Blank, Raak, Crask, Brand

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Crank Family Origin

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Crank Family Occupations

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  • Joiner

    5%
  • Blacksmith

    4%
  • Carter

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Crank family was Agricultural Labourer. Joiner, Blacksmith and Carter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Crank. The most common Crank occupation in the UK was Joiner. 5% of Crank's were Joiners.

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Crank Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, Crank life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Crank in 1945 was 50, and 69 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Crank

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