Crawford (name)

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Crawford is a surname (and occasional given name) of English, Scottish and Northern Irish origin. In some cases it is a habitational name derived from several different places called Crawford (for example Crawford, South Lanarkshire, Scotland; Dorset, England; and Somerset, England). The placename is derived from the Old English elements crāwe ("crow") and ford ("ford"). In some cases the surname is a variant spelling of the English surname Crowfoot (see Crofoot).[1][2] As a surname, Crawford is the 289th most common name in Great Britain, with 30,292 bearers. It is most common in South Lanarkshire where it is the 5th most common surname with 3,384 bearers and in Highland where it is the 8th most common surname with 3,394 bearers. Other concentrations include Belfast (25th, 3,328), Greater Manchester (58th, 3,378), Lancashire (327th, 1,852), West Midlands (341st, 1,796) and Essex (374th, 1,722)

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1881 distribution[3]
Country Number Crawford rank Ratio/freq
Scotland Scotland 8,842 68 1: 423
England England 5,794 623 1: 4,207
Wales Wales 94 993 1: 16,685
Jersey Jersey 12 761 1: 4,324
Isle of Man Isle of Man 5 1,028 1: 10,854
Guernsey Guernsey 2 1,834 1: 16,328
2014 distribution[4]
Country Number Crawford rank Ratio/freq
United States United States 181,790 139 1: 1,762
England England 19,633 309 1: 2,750
Canada Canada 15,512 239 1: 2,284
Australia Australia 12,918 191 1: 1,824
Scotland Scotland 6,773 77 1: 783
South Africa South Africa 6,721 977 1: 8,035
New Zealand New Zealand 3,839 105 1: 1,184
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland 3,422 58 1: 526
Jamaica Jamaica 2,284 193 1: 1,190
Republic of Ireland Ireland 983 719 1: 4,673

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