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Cranston Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place near Dalkeith named Cranston, from the genitive case of the Old English byname Cran meaning ‘crane’ + Old English tun ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Swanston, Caston, Croston, Branton, Ruston, Branson, Crafton, Bratton

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Cranston Family Origin

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Cranston Family Occupations

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

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  • Labourer

    4%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Plumber

    2%

In 1881, the most common Cranston occupation in the UK was Labourer. 4% of Cranston's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Cranston family was Plumber. Labourer, Farmer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cranston.

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Cranston Historical Records

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Cranston Life Expectancy

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Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
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