Craner History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Craner come from when the family resided in the town of Cranwich, in Cheshire. Some evidence suggests that this place name may be derived from the German name Krannisch.

Early Origins of the Craner family

The surname Craner was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Craner family

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Craner Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore,spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Craner has been recorded under many different variations, including Crannage, Cranach, Cranadge, Cranage, Crannick, Crannock and many more.

Early Notables of the Craner family (pre 1700)

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Craner Ranking

In the United States, the name Craner is the 18,749th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Craner migration to the United States +

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Craner or a variant listed above:

Craner Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Peter Craner, who arrived in Virginia in 1650 [2]
Craner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Judge Craner, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [2]
  • Patrick Craner, who arrived in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania in 1852 [2]
  • Fredk Craner, aged 25, who arrived in New York in 1862 [2]
  • Joseph Craner, aged 25, who arrived in New York in 1862 [2]

Canada Craner migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Craner Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Casimira Craner, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • John Craner, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Margereta Craner, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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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