Crittenden Family History

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Crittenden Name Meaning

English (Kent): habitational name from Crittenden in Kent, which is named with the Old English personal name Gu{dh}here + Old English -ing- denoting association with + Old English denn ‘woodland pasture’.

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

Similar surnames: Chittenden, Brissenden, Crittendon, Catterton, Kittinger, Breden

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Crittenden Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Crittenden name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Crittenden. 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


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Norway


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Crittenden Family Origin

Where is the Crittenden family from?

Crittenden Family Occupations

What did your Crittenden ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Crittenden family was Labourer. The most common Crittenden occupation in the UK was Farmer. 11% of Crittenden's were Farmers. Farmer, Bricklayer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Crittenden.

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  • Farmer

  • Bricklayer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer


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Crittenden Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Crittenden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Crittenden 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Crittenden. 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 Crittenden. For the veterans among your Crittenden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Crittenden Life Expectancy

What is the average Crittenden lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Crittenden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Crittenden in 1942 was 74, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Crittenden

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Crittenden 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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