Clara Elizabeth Crabb

16 September 1855–25 November 1883
Cliffe, Kent, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Clara Elizabeth

When Clara Elizabeth Crabb was born on 16 September 1855, in Cliffe, Kent, England, United Kingdom, her father, Edward Crabb, was 26 and her mother, Clara Ann Cunnington, was 22. She married Charles Pillen about December 1877, in Aylesford, Kent, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She was buried in Higham, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

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Charles Pillen
Clara Elizabeth Crabb
Marriage: about December 1877
Clara Sarah Pillen
Rosannah Jessie Pillen

Spouse and Children

about December 1877
Aylesford, Kent, England, United Kingdom


    Clara Sarah Pillen


    Rosannah Jessie Pillen


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World Events (1)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 25

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: from Middle English crabbe, Old English crabba ‘crab’ (the crustacean), a nickname for someone with a peculiar gait.2 English and Scottish: from Middle English crabbe ‘crab apple (tree)’ (probably of Old Norse origin), hence a topographic name for someone who lived by a crabapple tree. It may also have been a nickname for a cantankerous person, a sense which developed primarily from this word, with reference to the sourness of the fruit, but may also have been influenced by the awkward-seeming locomotion of the crustacean.3 Americanized spelling of German, Dutch, and Danish Krabbe .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Clara Elizebh Crabb in household of Clara Ann Crabb, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Clara E Pillen in household of Charles Pillen, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Clara E Crab in household of Edward Crab, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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