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Crowe Name Meaning

Irish (Munster) and Manx: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Conchrada ‘son of Cú-chrada’ a personal name meaning ‘hound of destruction’. (see McEnroe ). English: from Middle English crou crowe ‘crow’ (Old English crāwe) applied as a nickname for someone with dark hair or a dark complexion or for someone thought to resemble the bird in some other way.

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


Similar surnames: Crewe, Crow, Clowe, Rowe, Crone, Crome, Croke, Browe, Crosse, Crose

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Where is the Crowe family from?

You can see how Crowe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Crowe family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Crowe families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 340 Crowe families living in Ontario. This was about 44% of all the recorded Crowe's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Crowe families in 1911.
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What did your Crowe ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Crowe. 37% of Crowe men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Crowe women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Crowe were Carpenter and Teacher. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    37%
  • Labourer
    11%
  • Laborer
    5%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Housekeeper
    16%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Teacher
    10%
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Census Records

There are 173,000 census records available for the last name Crowe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Crowe census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 23,000 immigration records available for the last name Crowe. 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 27,000 military records available for the last name Crowe. For the veterans among your Crowe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Crowe lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Crowe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Crowe in 1944 was 35, and 72 in 2004.

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