This interesting surname, recorded in English church registers from the mid 16th Century under the variant spellings Cranage, Cranidge, Crenage, Crinidge etc., is of English locational origin from a place in Cheshire called Cranage. Recorded variously as Croeneche in the Domesday Book of 1086, as Craulach circa 1215 and as Cranach in the "Chartulary of the Abbey of St. Werburgh", Chester, dated 1290, the place was so called from the old English pre 7th Century "crawena", the plural form of "craw", crow plus the old English "laecc", Medieval English "lache", a stream flowing through boggy land; hence, "crow's stream". On May 14th 1592 Katherine, daughter of George Cranage, was christened in Manchester Cathedral, Manchester, Lancashire and on December 11th 1660 Winifred Crinidge married Richard Hauge in Rotherham, Yorkshire. Sarah Crinage, an infant was christened in St. Peter's, Leeds, on April 1st 1684 and on September 16th 1832 the christening of Elizabeth Crinage took place in Sandiacre, Derbyshire. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Mergeret Crannadg, (marriage to John Hampton), which was dated October 28th 1556,in Muckleston, Staffordshire, during the reign of Queen Mary, known as "Bloody Mary", 1553 - 1558. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • Cranage — Cran age (kr[=a]n [asl]j), n. [See {Crane}.] 1. The liberty of using a crane, as for loading and unloading vessels. [1913 Webster] 2. The money or price paid for the use of a crane. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cranage — Coordinates: 53°12′47″N 2°22′19″W / 53.213°N 2.372°W / 53.213; 2.372 …   Wikipedia

  • cranage — noun a) The use of a crane to hoist goods b) money paid for use of the crane …   Wiktionary

  • Cranage — The payment made for the use of a crane to handle goods. The Latin form was cranagium …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • cranage — (kra na j ) s. m. Terme d horlogerie. Opération par laquelle on enlève l excès de matière qui reste à la base des dents d une roue quand on a formé ces dents. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Craner …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • cranage — n. usage of a crane; money or price paid for the use of a crane …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cranage — cran·age …   English syllables

  • cranage — /ˈkreɪnɪdʒ/ (say kraynij) noun 1. the service performed by a crane, in docks, etc. 2. the charge made for the use of a crane …   Australian English dictionary

  • cranage — A liberty to use a crane for drawing up goods and wares of burden from ships and vessels, at any creek of the sea, or wharf, unto the land, and to make a profit of doing so. It also signifies the money paid and taken for the service …   Black's law dictionary

  • cranage — A license to use a wharf crane. The charge made for such license …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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