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Cryan Family History

Cryan Name Meaning

Irish (Sligo and Rocosommon): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Craidheáin ‘descendant of Craidheán’ a name meaning ‘little heart’ from a diminutive of croidhe ‘heart’. It appears to be a Roscommon variant of Ó Croidheáin see Crean

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Ryan, Crean, Curran, Cavan, Corgan, Cahan, Cowan, Rian, Crahan, Bryan

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Where is the Cryan family from?

You can see how Cryan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cryan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cryan families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 23 Cryan families living in Ontario. This was about 96% of all the recorded Cryan's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Cryan families in 1911.
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What did your Cryan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Clerk and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cryan. 23% of Cryan men worked as a Clerk and 18% of Cryan women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cryan were Truck Driver and Maid. .

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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

  • Clerk
    23%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    18%
  • Secretary
    15%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Maid
    9%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Cryan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cryan 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Cryan. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Cryan. For the veterans among your Cryan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cryan lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Cryan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Cryan in 1956 was 29, and 83 in 2004.

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