Cranmer Family History

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Cranmer Name Meaning

English: habitational name, probably from Cranmore in Somerset, named from Old English cran ‘crane’ + mere ‘lake’, ‘pool’.

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

Similar surnames: Cranmore, Cromer, Hanmer, Ranger, Brammer, Crane, Creamer, Canner

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Cranmer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Cranmer name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Cranmer. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Cranmer Family Origin

Where is the Cranmer family from?

Cranmer Family Occupations

What did your Cranmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Cranmer family was Agricultural Laborer. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farm Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cranmer. The most common Cranmer occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 8% of Cranmer's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Farm Labourer

  • Agricultural Laborer


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

Cranmer Historical Records

What Cranmer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Cranmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cranmer 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 979 immigration records available for the last name Cranmer. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Cranmer. For the veterans among your Cranmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cranmer Life Expectancy

What is the average Cranmer lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Cranmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Cranmer in 1956 was 41, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cranmer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cranmer 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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