Crookston Family History

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Crookston Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name, according to Black, from a place in Renfrewshire, which was named as the estate of one Robert Croc. There are other places, in the Border and Lothian regions of Scotland, with this name, from which the surname could have arisen.

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

Similar surnames: Cookston, Rolston, Croston, Croxton, Royston, Crofton, Cranston

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Crookston Family Origin

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Crookston Family Occupations

What did your Crookston ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Crookston occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 24% of Crookston's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Crookston family was Caulker. Coal Miner, Colliery Manager and Iron Ship Caulker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Crookston.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Colliery Manager

  • Iron Ship Caulker

  • Caulker


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

Crookston Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Crookston. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Crookston 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 976 immigration records available for the last name Crookston. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Crookston. For the veterans among your Crookston ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Crookston Life Expectancy

What is the average Crookston lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Crookston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Crookston in 1951 was 57, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Crookston

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Crookston 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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