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Crawford Name Origins

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Name Origin and Meaning

There are several explanations on the Internet today about the origin of the Crawford surname:

  1. Crawford is of Scottish, English and Irish origin. It is a habitational name from a variety of places called Crawford. (Ancestry.com)
  2. Crawford is most likely derived from a Scottish place name. It also corresponds with the Scottish Gaelic name MacCreamhain, and the Irish names Mac Crabhagain, and Mac Raith (Wikipedia)
  3. Crawford is of Scottish origin, traced to the Upper Clyde River in Lanarkshire, as represented by the towns of Crawford and Crawfordjohn. (Clan Crawford Association website)

The results of this project will help us determine which is the most accurate description for the origin of the Crawford surname, or whether there is in fact multiple origins.

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