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Definition: Derived from the Gaelic "cru" meaning bloody , and "ford" meaning 'pass or crossing,' the CRAWFORD surname is believed by most to mean a crossing of blood. Believed to be first assumed by the proprietor of the lands and barony of Crawford, in Lanarkshire, Scotland. A possible similar derivation comes from "crawe" meaning 'crow' and "ford" meaning 'pass or crossing.'

Surname Origin: Scottish, Norman

Alternate Surname Spellings: CROFFORD, CRAWFFORD, CRAUFURD, CRUFORD

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CRAWFORD Surname Mailing List
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Local Ireland - CRAWFORD Surname History
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Surname Finder - CRAWFORD Genealogy & Family Resources
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Cousin Connect - CRAWFORD Genealogy Queries
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DistantCousin.com - CRAWFORD Genealogy & Family History
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MyCinnamonToast.com - CRAWFORD Genealogy in All Regions
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References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Collins Celtic (Pocket edition), 1998.

Fucilla, Joseph. Our Italian Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 2003.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Great Britain: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Reaney, P.H. A Dictionary of English Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1997.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.

 

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