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Cruickshank Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

Scotland; Scottish

Cruickshank Meaning & Etymology

The name is Scots and there are various theories as to its origin. G F Black, in his book 'The Surnames of Scotland', dismisses the idea that it means 'crooked legs' or 'bowlegged', preferring a geographical origin based on the River Cruick in Angus.

Cruickshank Life Expectancy

According to our database of 1,221 people with the last name Cruickshank that have a birth and death date listed:

Life Expectancy

64.7
years

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Most Common Cruickshank First Names

According to our database of 3,099 people with the last name Cruickshank that have a first name listed, these are the most common first names:

  • William 5.7%
  • James 5.1%
  • George 3.9%
  • John 3.8%
  • Alexander 3.1%
  • Robert 2.2%
  • Cruickshank 2.2%
  • Mary 2.0%
  • Charles 1.4%
  • David 1.2%
  • Margaret 1.1%
  • Arthur 1.1%
  • Leslie 0.8%
  • Alex 0.8%
  • Elizabeth 0.8%
  • Peter 0.8%
  • Thomas 0.8%
  • Albert 0.7%
  • Joseph 0.7%
  • Alice 0.7%
  • Annie 0.7%
  • Helen 0.6%
  • Elsie 0.6%
  • Gallagher 0.6%
  • Walter 0.6%
  • Jane 0.5%
  • Frederick 0.5%
  • Florence 0.5%
  • Archibald 0.5%
  • Henry 0.5%
  • Donald 0.5%
  • Lee 0.5%
  • Emily 0.5%
  • A 0.5%
  • Harold 0.4%
  • Mills 0.4%
  • Armstrong 0.4%
  • Frank 0.4%
  • Lucas 0.4%
  • Andrew 0.4%
  • Catherine 0.4%
  • Edith 0.4%
  • Parfrey 0.4%
  • Ruth 0.4%
  • Joesbury 0.4%
  • Ellen 0.4%
  • Dorothy 0.4%
  • Rickards 0.4%
  • Agnes 0.4%
  • Bruce 0.4%

Cruickshank Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

In descending order, the commonest spellings of the name in Scotland are Cruickshank, Cruickshanks, Cruikshank, Crookshanks, Crookshank, and Cruikshanks. Other variants include Cruckshank, Cruckshanks and Crukshanks, and Black cites also Crouckschank, Crewshank, Crokeshank, Crewkshankis, Crookschank, Cruckshanke, Crucshank, Cruiksank, Cruischank, Crukeshank, Cruckeschank, Crukschank, Crukschanke, Crukshaink, Cruykschank, Crwickshanks, Crwikschan, Crwkschank. The name is commonly pronounced Croo-shack or Crushack as well as Crook-shank.

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