Cripe Family History

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Cripe Name Meaning

Possibly a variant of English Crippe, from Middle English crippe ‘pouch’, either an occupational name for a maker of pouches or a nickname for someone who habitually wore a distinctive pouch. Americanized spelling of German Kreipe, from a topographic name of uncertain origin.

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

Similar surnames: Crite, Prime, Price, Brine, Pipe, Croce, Crile, Pride, Wrice, Stripe

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Cripe Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Cripe name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Sweden


  • Norway


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Cripe Family Origin

Where is the Cripe family from?

Cripe Family Occupations

What did your Cripe ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Cripe occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Cripe's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cripe. A less common occupation for the Cripe family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Cripe Historical Records

What Cripe family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Cripe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cripe 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 465 immigration records available for the last name Cripe. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Cripe. For the veterans among your Cripe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cripe Life Expectancy

What is the average Cripe lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Cripe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Cripe in 1953 was 58, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cripe

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cripe 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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