Crisp Name Meaning

English: nickname for a man with curly hair, from Middle English crisp, Old English crisp, cryps (Latin crispus), reinforced in Middle English by an Old French word also from Latin crispus. Americanized spelling of the German cognate Krisp, from Middle High German krisp, krispel ‘curly-haired man’. Americanized form of German Krisp, from a short form the medieval personal name Krispin (see Crispin).

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


Similar surnames: Crist, Cross, Crispo, Crite, Crass, Crump, Rasp, Cripe, Ris, Grist

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Crisp Family Origin

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Crisp Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Farmer Son

    12%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Minister

    12%

In 1881, Farmer, Farmer Son and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Crisp. The most common Crisp occupation in Canada was Farmer. 24% of Crisp's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Crisp family was Minister.

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Between 1942 and 2004, Crisp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Crisp in 1942 was 69, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Crisp

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