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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Crighton mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Crighton

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Alt. Meaning

C is for compatible, a friend's friend.

R is for reassuring, eliminating doubts!

I is for ignite, the fire in you!

G is for goal, your eye on the future.

H is for hero, as you appear to many.

T is for tough, for you are not easily broken

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

N is for notable, distinguished are your feats

Notable Persons Named Crighton

Crighton was born in 1901. He passed away in 1991.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Crighton

David George Crighton was a scientist. David was born on November 15th, 1942 in Llandudno, Wales. He left this life on April 12th, 2000.


Brendan Crighton is a Member of the, from the, Massachusetts House of Representatives, and 11th Essex district.


Hec was born on April 2nd, 1900 in Toronto. He left this life on April 17th, 1967.


Cameron Crighton is an actor. His ongoing career started in 2004. Cameron was born on September 9th, 1992 in Brentwood, Essex, England, UK.


Hugh was born in 1824 in Dalmellington. He left this life in 1886.


Sean Crighton is an athlete for the Airdrieonians F.C.


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Popularity of Crighton as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Crighton U.S.
  White 83.33% 64.26%
  African American 6.06% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.54% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.54% 16.26%

Of Last Name Crighton

People with the last name Crighton are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Crighton

  • How Popular is the name Crighton? As a last name Crighton was the 92,719th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Crighton first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Crighton is Wednesday, August 28th, 1889.
  • How unique is the name Crighton? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Crighton. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Crighton: Your name in reverse order is Nothgirc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rhniogct. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Crighton? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 198 people with the last name Crighton.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Crighton? Crighton is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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