Crane Name Meaning

English: nickname, most likely for a tall, thin man with long legs, from Middle English cran ‘crane’ (the bird), Old English cran, cron. The term included the heron until the introduction of a separate word for the latter in the 14th century. Dutch: variant spelling of Krane. English translation of German Krahn or Kranich.

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


Similar surnames: Cane, Drane, Crank, Krane, Craner, Cran, Crayne, Cale, Clare, Crance

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Crane Family Origin

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Crane Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Lab

    5%
  • Laborer

    2%
  • Merchant

    2%

In 1881, Farmer, Lab and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Crane. A less common occupation for the Crane family was Merchant. The most common Crane occupation in Canada was Farmer. 37% of Crane's were Farmers.

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Crane Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, Crane life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Crane in 1941 was 39, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Crane

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