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Crank Name Meaning

English (mainly Lancashire): from Middle English cranke ‘lively lusty vigorous’ hence a nickname for a cheerful boisterous or merry person. English: possibly in some cases a nickname from cranuc a diminutive of Middle English cran ‘crane’ (see Crane ). Possibly an Americanized form of German Kranke: from Low German Kraneke ‘crane’ applied to someone thought to resemble the bird in some way or a nickname for a poor physical specimen from Middle High German kranc ‘sickly ailing’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Rank, Krank, Crane, Cronk, Brack, Frank, Blank, Raak, Crask, Brand

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Where is the Crank family from?

You can see how Crank families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Crank family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Crank families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 25 Crank families living in Ontario. This was about 58% of all the recorded Crank's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Crank families in 1911.
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What did your Crank ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Crank. 100% of Crank men worked as a Farmer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Crank. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Crank. For the veterans among your Crank ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Crank lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Crank life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Crank in 1945 was 50, and 69 in 2004.

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