Type Surname (from nickname)
Other Forms FormsCrookshank, Cruickshank
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Contributor Contrib.babycrookston on 11/16/2013
From a medieval Scottish nickname for someone with a crooked leg (from Scots cruik "bent" + shank "leg"). This was the surname of British caricaturist George Cruikshank (1792-1872) and British actor Andrew Cruikshank (1907-1988).