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Cravener Name Meaning

Altered form of North German Grevener a habitational name for someone from any of several places called Greven probably from Middle Low German grave ‘ditch moat’ referring to an early Frankish settlement with that type of fortification. Possibly also an altered form 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 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Cravener family from?

You can see how Cravener families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cravener family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Cravener families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 2 Cravener families living in Essex. This was about 33% of all the recorded Cravener's in United Kingdom. Essex and 2 other counties had the highest population of Cravener families in 1891.
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What did your Cravener ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cravener. 60% of Cravener men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Cravener women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cravener were Truck Driver and Housewife. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • New Worker
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • New Worker
  • Teacher
  • Housewife
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 42 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 Cards

There are 280 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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What is the average Cravener lifespan?

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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