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Crown Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Craon in Mayenne France. English: nickname from Middle English coroune croun(e) ‘crown garland chaplet’ also ‘crown of the head’ (Old French corone) perhaps with reference to the wearing of a garland at celebrations or to physical appearance (a tonsured or bald head perhaps) or to a state of the mind. One late 13th-century Nottinghamshire family called Croune is more fully named as Madythecroune ‘mad in the head’. English: occasionally a habitational name for someone who lived or worked at an inn called The Crown from Middle English coroune croun(e) ‘crown’. English: variant of Crone 2 pronounced to rhyme with grown. Irish (Leitrim): Anglicized form of Croghan perhaps adapted to the surname Crown or Crone . Americanized form (translation into English) of German and Swedish Kron ‘crown’ or cognates in other languages.

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

Similar surnames: Brown, Crowl, Cross, Crow, Chown, Roan, Cron, Cronn, Crowner, Lown

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Where is the Crown family from?

You can see how Crown families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Crown family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Crown families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 114 Crown families living in London. This was about 26% of all the recorded Crown's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Crown families in 1891.
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What did your Crown ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Crown. 11% of Crown men worked as a General Labourer and 75% of Crown women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Crown were Tailor Master and Unpaid Domestic. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Cowman
  • Schoolmaster
  • Tailor Master

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Domestic Servant
  • Unpaid Domestic
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There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Crown. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Crown 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Crown. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Crown. For the veterans among your Crown ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Crown lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Crown life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Crown in 1944 was 20, and 75 in 2004.

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