Craven Family History

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Craven Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Crabháin (County Galway) or Mac Crabháin (Louth, Monaghan) ‘descendant (or ‘son’) of Crabhán’. English: regional name from the district of West Yorkshire so called, which is probably ‘garlic place’, from a British word, the ancestor of Welsh craf ‘garlic’.

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

Similar surnames: Mccraven, Heaven, Braden, Cave, Raven, Cavan, Graven, Cavey, Craney

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Craven Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Craven name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Craven. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Craven Family Origin

Where is the Craven family from?

Craven Family Occupations

What did your Craven ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Craven family was Labourer. The most common Craven occupation in Canada was Farmer. 32% of Craven's were Farmers. Farmer, Servant and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Craven.

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  • Farmer

  • Servant

  • Going To School

  • Labourer


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

Craven Historical Records

What Craven family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 181,000 census records available for the last name Craven. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Craven 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 17,000 immigration records available for the last name Craven. 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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Draft Card

There are 21,000 military records available for the last name Craven. For the veterans among your Craven ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Craven Life Expectancy

What is the average Craven lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Craven life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Craven in 1941 was 31, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Craven

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Craven 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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