Cravener Family History

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Cravener Name Meaning

Altered spelling of North German Grevener, a habitational name for someone from any of several places named Greven, probably from Middle Low German grave ‘ditch’, ‘moat’, referring to an early Frankish settlement with that type of fortification. Possibly also an altered spelling of North German Grewener, a variant of Gräb(e)ner, an occupational name for a miner, grave digger or the like, or for an engraver. See also Graber.

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

Similar surnames: Graven, Crayne, Craver, Graver, Praeger, Rayner, Rauner, Heavener

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Cravener Family Origin

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Cravener Family Occupations

What did your Cravener ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Labor, Farmer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cravener. A less common occupation for the Cravener family was Wagon Maker. The most common Cravener occupation in the USA was Labor. 29% of Cravener's were Labors.

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  • Labor

  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Wagon Maker


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Cravener Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cravener. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cravener 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Cravener. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Cravener. For the veterans among your Cravener ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cravener Life Expectancy

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Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Cravener life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Cravener in 1958 was 55, and 68 in 2004.

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