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Cranwell Family History

Cranwell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Cranwell in Lincolnshire named from Old English cran ‘crane heron’ + wella ‘spring stream’ or Cranwell in Waddesdon Buckinghamshire which shares the same second element with the first element derived from Old English crymban ‘to bend or wind’.

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


Similar surnames: Cornwell, Creswell, Banwell, Bramwell, Crowell, Cantwell, Caswell

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Where is the Cranwell family from?

You can see how Cranwell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cranwell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cranwell families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 48 Cranwell families living in London. This was about 21% of all the recorded Cranwell's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Cranwell families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cranwell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cranwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Cranwell. 34% of Cranwell men worked as a General Labourer and 72% of Cranwell women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cranwell were Horse Keeper and Land Worker. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    34%
  • Farm Labourer
    20%
  • Horseman On Farm
    20%
  • Horse Keeper
    14%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    72%
  • Domestic Servant
    4%
  • Domestic Duties
    4%
  • Land Worker
    4%
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What Cranwell family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Cranwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cranwell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 762 immigration records available for the last name Cranwell. 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 Cards

There are 800 military records available for the last name Cranwell. For the veterans among your Cranwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cranwell lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2003, in the United States, Cranwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Cranwell in 1957 was 64, and 93 in 2003.

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