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Origins of the Crawford surname

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About the Crawfords

We have a total number of 179037 records for people with the last name Crawford.

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Alternative variations of the name Crawford

Crawford, Crawfurd, Crawforde, Crauford, Crawfoot

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Where do most Crawfords live?

In 1921, most Crawfords lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Crawfords

How common is your surname?

332nd most common surname in the UK

We have 122,000 records for the Crawford surname. The oldest one dates back to 1100.

Who were Crawfords most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Crawford first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Margaret

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Common jobs for Crawfords

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Crawfords in 1921


Domestic Servant




House Keeper


House Servant


Common Male occupations for Crawfords in 1921
Coal Miner








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