Crane (EN) / Karvran (KW)

Type: 
Parish: 
Hundred: 
Elements: 

bran

Meaning: 
crow

kar

Meaning: 
fort
Elements notes: 
<kar> 'hill-fort, enclosed farm' + <bran> 'crow'
Historic forms: 
Caervran c1260 (Gover, 1948) Kaervran, 1283 (Thomas, 1967, p189, citing from 1283) Carvran 1284 (Gover, 1948) Karfran 1302 (Gover, 1948) Carhain 1313 (Thomas, 1967, p189, citing from 1313) Carran, 1331 (Thomas, 1967, p189, citing from 1331) Carran, 1334 (given in the personal name Oger de Carran) (RIC, HB/14/173, *HendCal 5, c.1920s, §35a, 1334) Carren 1335 (Thomas, 1967, p189, citing from 1335) Kaerwran 1380 (Thomas, 1967, p189, citing from 1380) Caran 1397 (Thomas, 1967, p189, citing from 1397, 1420 and 1460) Karan 1417 (Thomas, 1967, p189, citing from 1417 and 1510) Caran 1420 (Thomas, 1967, p189, citing from 1397, 1420 and 1460) Caran 1460 (Thomas, 1967, p189, citing from 1397, 1420 and 1460) Karan 1510 (Thomas, 1967, p189, citing from 1417 and 1510) Carane 1523 (Gover, 1948) Crane 1570 (Thomas, 1967, p189, citing from 1570 and 1600) Crane 1600 (Thomas, 1967, p189, citing from 1570 and 1600) Crahan 1620 (Thomas, 1967, p189, citing from 1620) Cran 1651 (CRO, PD/322/3, 1651) Cran 1664 (of Laurence Call, gent) (CRO, PD/490/1, 1664) Crane 1677 (of Laurence Call, gent) (CRO, X510, 1677) Crane 1743 (of Anne Daniell) (CRO, X510, 1743) Crane 1745 (of Ann Daniel) (CRO, X510, 1745) Crane 1758 (of the representatives of Mr Daniell) (CRO, X510, 1758) Crane 1768 (population, with The Alms house, Penpons and Bejawsa, is 237) (CRO, AD55/24, 1768) Crane [mine] 1784 (letter from James Watt to Thomas Wilson) (CRO, AD1583/1/19, 1784) Crane 1787 (RIC, HC/39/17, 1787) Crane Moor 1787 (RIC, HC/39/17, 1787) Crane 1790 (Thomas, 1967, p189, citing from 1790) Crane 1843 (tenement) (CRO, TA/27, 1843) Crane Moor 1843 (tenement) (CRO, TA/27, 1843) Crane 1884 (9 tenements) (Symons, 1884) Crane 1948 (from caer, 'fort' or 'camp' and bran, 'raven') (Gover, 1948, p583) Crane 1967 (the form Kaervran is from kaer Uuran, 'earthwork, or round, of Bran', and the form Carran is from kaer hên, 'the old earthwork') (Thomas, 1967, p188) Crane 2003 (OS, 1:25000, 2003)