David Crawford

about 1700–
Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of David

David Crawford was born about 1700, in Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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World Events (3)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.
Age 102
In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.
1811 · The Tron Riot
Age 111
The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.
1815
Age 115
The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish, English, and northern Irish: habitational name from any of the various places, for example in Lanarkshire (Scotland) and Dorset and Lancashire (England) called Crawford, named in Old English with crāwe ‘crow’ + ford ‘ford’.2 English: variant of Crowfoot ( see Crofoot ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Crofoot
Crafford
Crofut

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