Crisp Family History

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Crisp Name Meaning

English: nickname for a man with curly hair, from Middle English crisp, Old English crisp, cryps (Latin crispus), reinforced in Middle English by an Old French word also from Latin crispus. Americanized spelling of the German cognate Krisp, from Middle High German krisp, krispel ‘curly-haired man’. Americanized form of German Krisp, from a short form the medieval personal name Krispin (see Crispin).

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

Similar surnames: Crist, Cross, Crispo, Crite, Crass, Crump, Rasp, Cripe, Ris, Grist

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Crisp Family Origin

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Crisp Family Occupations

What did your Crisp ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Crisp occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 7% of Crisp's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Crisp family was Carpenter. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Crisp.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Carpenter


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

Crisp Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 136,000 census records available for the last name Crisp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Crisp 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Crisp. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Crisp. For the veterans among your Crisp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Crisp Life Expectancy

What is the average Crisp lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Crisp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Crisp in 1942 was 69, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Crisp

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Crisp 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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