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Cranston Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place near Dalkeith named Cranston, from the genitive case of the Old English byname Cran meaning ‘crane’ + Old English tun ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Swanston, Caston, Croston, Branton, Ruston, Branson, Crafton, Bratton

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Cranston Family Origin

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Cranston Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Farmer Son

    8%
  • Going To School

    8%
  • School

    5%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Cranston family was School. Farmer, Farmer Son and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cranston. The most common Cranston occupation in Canada was Farmer. 42% of Cranston's were Farmers.

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Cranston Historical Records

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Cranston Life Expectancy

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Famous Cranston Family

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Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)

Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
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James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
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