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Craine is a name, who ancestors come from the noble Boernician clans of the Scottish-English border region. It is a name for a person whose was tall, and had long legs. This nickname derived from the Old English words cranuc, and cornuc, which mean crane.

Craine Early Origins



The surname Craine was first found in Suffolk, England, before the name made its way North to Scotland.

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Craine Spelling Variations


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Craine Spelling Variations



Boernician names that evolved in the largely preliterate Middle Ages are often marked by considerable spelling variations. Craine has been spelled Crane, Craine, Crain, Cran, Crann, Crayne and others.

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Craine Early History


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Craine Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Craine research. Another 344 words (25 lines of text) covering the year 1398 is included under the topic Early Craine History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Craine Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Craine Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Craine Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Craine In Ireland


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Craine In Ireland



Some of the Craine family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 98 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the Boernician-Scottish Clan families who came to North America were Loyalists who went north to Canada after the American War of Independence. Families on both sides of the border went on to found two of the world's great nations. This century, families with Scottish roots have rediscovered their heritage through highland games and clan societies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Craine or a variant listed above:

Craine Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Francis Craine, who settled in Virginia in 1652
  • Robert Craine, who arrived in Antigua in 1685

Craine Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Timothy Craine, who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1764

Craine Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Craine, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1824 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Richard Craine, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1870 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Craine (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Craine (post 1700)



  • Timothy V. Craine (b. 1944), American politician, Socialist Workers Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1976, 1984
  • Naomi L. Craine, American politician, Socialist Workers Candidate for U.S. Senator from New York, 1994
  • Leslie E. Craine, American politician, Socialist Workers Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 4th District, 1974; Socialist Workers Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1976, 1984
  • John W. Craine, American politician, Circuit Judge in Ohio 5th Circuit, 1907-09

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