Crane Family History
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