Cripps Family History

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Cripps Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a maker of pouches, from the plural of Middle English crippes ‘pouch’. English: metathesized form of Crisp. German: variant spelling of Krips, a variant of Krebs.

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

Similar surnames: Crapps, Cripe, Crisp, Chipps, Ripps, Cropp, Tripp, Crepps, Gripp

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Cripps Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Cripps name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Cripps. 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


  • France


  • Norway


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Cripps Family Origin

Where is the Cripps family from?

Cripps Family Occupations

What did your Cripps ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Cripps family was Going To School. The most common Cripps occupation in Canada was Farmer. 23% of Cripps's were Farmers. Farmer, Farms and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cripps.

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  • Farmer

  • Farms

  • Laborer

  • Going To School


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

Cripps Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 84,000 census records available for the last name Cripps. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cripps 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Cripps. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Cripps. For the veterans among your Cripps ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cripps Life Expectancy

What is the average Cripps lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Cripps life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Cripps in 1952 was 70, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cripps 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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