Crane History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The ancestors of the name Crane lived among the Boernician tribes of the ancient Scottish-English border region. The name derives from a nickname 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 Crane family

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

Important Dates for the Crane family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crane research. Another 106 words (8 lines of text) covering the year 1398 is included under the topic Early Crane History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Crane Spelling Variations

Since medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, and since there were no consistent rules for the translation of rules from Gaelic to English, spelling variations are extremely common in Boernician names of this vintage. Crane has been spelled Crane, Craine, Crain, Cran, Crann, Crayne and others.

Early Notables of the Crane family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Crane family to Ireland

Some of the Crane 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.

Crane migration to the United States

Many of the Boernician-Scottish families who crossed the Atlantic settled along the eastern seaboard in communities that would become the backbone of the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. In the War of Independence, American families that remained loyal to the Crown moved north into Canada and became known as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestral culture of all of these proud Scottish families remains alive in North America in the 20th century through Clan societies and highland games. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Crane or a variant listed above:

Crane Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Richard Crane, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Jasper Crane, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1635 [1]
  • Richard Crane, aged 32, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 [1]
  • Jasper Crane, a passenger on the "Hector," who settled in the New Haven Colony in 1637
  • Christian Crane, who arrived in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1647 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Crane Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Margaret Crane, who landed in Virginia in 1704 [1]
  • Josiah Crane, who landed in New York in 1752 [1]
  • Ludwick Crane, who arrived in New York in 1761 [1]
  • Matthew Crane, who landed in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1797 [1]
  • Waterman Crane, who landed in Mississippi in 1798 [1]
Crane Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Samson J Crane, who landed in America in 1811 [1]
  • Solomon Crane, aged 22, who landed in New York in 1812 [1]
  • James Crane, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1822 [1]
  • Moses Crane, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1828 [1]
  • Martin Crane, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1828 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Crane migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Crane Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Thomas Crane, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Mrs. Elisha Crane U.E. who settled in Prince Edward County, Ontario c. 1783 [2]
  • Mr. John Crane U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1783 [2]
Crane Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Dominick Crane, who landed in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1838
  • Mr. Denis Crane, aged 22 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "John Munn" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 [3]
  • Mr. Edward Crane who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Corea" departing 2nd July 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 14th August 1847 but he died on board [4]
  • Miss. Helen Crane, aged 2 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Argo" departing 4th May 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 12th June 1847 but she died on board [4]
  • Mr. James Crane, aged 5 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Argo" departing 4th May 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 12th June 1847 but he died on board [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Crane migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Crane Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Samuel Crane, aged 25, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Isabella Watson" in 1845 [5]
  • Louisa Crane, aged 24, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Isabella Watson" in 1845 [5]
  • Daniel Crane, aged 23, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Isabella Watson" in 1845 [5]
  • Elizabeth Crane, aged 21, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Isabella Watson" in 1845 [5]
  • Mary Crane, aged 5, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Isabella Watson" in 1845 [5]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Crane migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Crane Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Crane, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Traveller" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 22nd July 1859 [6]
  • Mary A. Crane, aged 41, a nurse, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Forfarshire" in 1873
  • Michael Crane, aged 18, a farm labourer, who arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adamant" in 1875

Contemporary Notables of the name Crane (post 1700)

  • Robert Q. Crane (1926-2018), American Democrat politician, 53rd Treasurer and Receiver-General of Massachusetts (1964-1991), Chairperson of the Massachusetts Democratic Party in 1971 [7]
  • David Crane (b. 1957), American writer and producer
  • Harold Hart Crane (1899-1932), American poet, best known for his most ambitious work, The Bridge
  • Robert Kellogg Crane (1919-2010), American biochemist, best known for his discovery of sodium-glucose cotransport, recipient of the Dr. Harold Lamport Award, New York Academy of Sciences, 1977
  • Brigadier-General William Carey Crane (1891-1978), American Commanding General Artillery IV Corps (1944-1945) [8]
  • Major-General John Alden Crane (1885-1951), American Chief of American Section, Allied Control Commission in Bulgaria (1944-1946) [9]
  • Robert Edward "Bob" Crane (1928-1978), American disc jockey and two-time Primetime Emmy Award nominated actor, best known for his performance as Col. Hogan in the television sitcom "Hogan's Heroes"
  • Commodore William M Crane (1776-1846), American Naval officer, eponym of the USS Crane (DD-109), a Wickes-class destroyer
  • Randolph Crane (1903-1987), American actor who used the stage name Randolph Scott
  • Stephen Townley Crane (1871-1900), American novelist and short story writer, best remembered for "The Red Badge of Courage" (1895)
  • ... (Another 111 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Crane family

Halifax Explosion
  • Mr. Edmond L.  Crane, English Fireman aboard the SS Curaca from London, England, United Kingdom who died in the explosion [10]

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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)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 22)
  4. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 71)
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The ISABELLA WATSON 1845. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1845IsabellaWatson.htm
  6. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, March 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  8. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, November 23) William Crane. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Crane/William_Carey/USA.html
  9. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, November 23) John Crane. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Crane/John_Alden/USA.html
  10. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
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