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Recorded as Creu in the Domesday Book, the town's name derive from Welsh criu (weir; crossing).


  • IPA(key): /ˈkɹuː/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -uː
  • Homophone: crew

Proper noun[edit]

Crewe (countable and uncountable, plural Crewes)

  1. (uncountable) A placename:
    1. A town and civil parish in Cheshire East, Cheshire, England (OS grid ref SJ7055).
    2. A town in Nottoway County, Virginia, United States.
  2. (countable) A habitational surname from Welsh.

Derived terms[edit]


  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Crewe is the 40610th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 538 individuals. Crewe is most common among White (54.65%) and Black/African American (38.1%) individuals.

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