Cranston or Cranstoun is a Scottish surname originating in a clan that lived around Roxburgh in the Scottish Borders. It is a minor clan but has its own tartan and clan brooch.

Notable people

  • Alan Cranston (1914–2000), American politician from California
  • Bryan Cranston (1956–), American actor
  • Catherine Cranston (1849–1934), also known as Kate Cranston or Miss Cranston, tea room proprietor
  • Earl Cranston (1840 – 1932), Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Edwin Cranston, professor of Japanese at Harvard University
  • John Cranston, colonial governor of Rhode Island
  • Ken Cranston (1917–), former English cricketer
  • Maurice Cranston (1920–1993), British philosopher and political scientist
  • Murdock Cranston (1938–1996), Former Canadian racquetball champion
  • Ross Cranston (1948–), British lawyer and politician, member of Parliament for Dudley
  • Samuel Cranston, colonial governor of Rhode Island
  • Tim Cranston (1962–), Canadian former professional ice hockey player
  • Todd Cranston (1960–) , Canadian former professional racquetball player
  • Toller Cranston (1949–), Canadian figure skater and artist

Fictional characters

Place names

United States

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  • Cranston — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Alan Cranston (1914–2000), US amerikanischer Politiker Bryan Cranston (* 1956), US amerikanischer Schauspieler Henry Y. Cranston (1789–1864), US amerikanischer Politiker John Cranston (1625–1680),… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cranston —    CRANSTON, a parish, in the county of Edinburgh, 1 mile (N. by W.) from Ford; containing, with the villages of Chesterhill with Sauchenside, Cowsland, and Preston, 1128 inhabitants. The name of this place is said to be derived from an Anglo… …   A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

  • Cranston — Cranston, RI U.S. city in Rhode Island Population (2000): 79269 Housing Units (2000): 32068 Land area (2000): 28.569312 sq. miles (73.994174 sq. km) Water area (2000): 1.362551 sq. miles (3.528990 sq. km) Total area (2000): 29.931863 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Cranston, RI — U.S. city in Rhode Island Population (2000): 79269 Housing Units (2000): 32068 Land area (2000): 28.569312 sq. miles (73.994174 sq. km) Water area (2000): 1.362551 sq. miles (3.528990 sq. km) Total area (2000): 29.931863 sq. miles (77.523164 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Cranston — [kran′stən] [after S. Cranston (1659 1727), colonial governor] city in R.I.: suburb of Providence: pop. 79,000 …   English World dictionary

  • Cranston — Cranston, Stadt im nordamerikan. Staat Rhode Island, an der Narragansetbai, mit Baumwoll , Woll und Maschinenfabriken und (1900) 13,343 Einw …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Cranston — Scottish tartan of dark and light blue stripes with red and blue lines …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • Cranston — This interesting surname is of Anglo Saxon origin, and is a locational name from the lands or barony of Cranston, in Midlothian, Scotland. The first element of the placename is the Olde English pre 7th Century byname Cran , a crane, and was a… …   Surnames reference

  • Cranston — /kran steuhn/, n. a city in E Rhode Island, near Providence. 71,992. * * * ▪ Rhode Island, United States       city, Providence county, central Rhode Island, U.S. It lies on the western shore of Narragansett Bay and adjoins Providence city. The… …   Universalium

  • Cranston — Original name in latin Cranston Name in other language Cranston, Krehnston, Krenston, ke lan si dun, kranstwn, rwd aylnd, kuransuton, Кренстон, Крэнстон State code US Continent/City America/New York longitude 41.77982 latitude 71.43728 altitude 1 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

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