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Cran Surname History


Origins Available: English , Irish , Scottish


A tribe known as the Boernicians in ancient Scotland were the first to use the name Cran. 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.


Early Origins of the Cran family


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

Early History of the Cran family


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Another 106 words (8 lines of text) covering the year 1398 is included under the topic Early Cran History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cran Spelling Variations


Spelling variations occur frequently in Scottish names that date from the medieval era. They result from a general lack of grammatical rules and the tendency to spell names according to sound. Cran has been spelled Crane, Craine, Crain, Cran, Crann, Crayne and others.

Early Notables of the Cran family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Cran family to Ireland


Some of the Cran family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 63 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Cran family to the New World and Oceana


In the 20th century, the ancestors of many of those Boernician-Scottish people still populate North America. They distributed themselves on either side of the border at the time of the War of Independence. United Empire Loyalists went north to Canada and those who wanted a new nation stayed south. Both groups went on to found great nations. Some of the first North American settlers with Cran name or one of its variants:

Cran Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Abraham Cran, who settled in America in 1724
  • Hans Jerick Cran, who settled in Philadelphia in 1738
  • Mary Cran, who arrived in America in 1756
  • Frances Cran, who arrived in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1766

Cran Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Cran, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844 [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)
  • G Cran, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [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)
  • S K Cran, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [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)

Contemporary Notables of the name Cran (post 1700)


  • Chris Cran (b. 1949), Canadian visual artist from Ocean Falls, British Columbia, inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 2002
  • James Douglas Cran (b. 1944), British former Conservative Party politician, Member of Parliament for Beverley (1987-1997) and Beverley and Holderness (1997-2005)

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Citations


  1. ^ 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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