Place Name: Crawford Plans, Park

Feature Type (Year Approved): Neighbourhood (1976), park (1985)

Name Origins: Commemorative


Scottish: locative name from Crawford (Lanarks).

From: Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

Old English meaning ‘Ford frequented by Crows’.

From: A Dictionary of British Place Names

Cultural Affiliation: Scottish

Gender: Male

Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie 

Neil Crawford (1931-1992) was an alderman, an MLA for Edmonton Parkallen, a Progressive Conservative cabinet minister, government house leader and attorney general. He was one of the first to be elected in 1971 in the defeat of the Social Credit Party by the Peter Lougheed-led Progressive Conservatives. Crawford held portfolios in both the Lougheed and, later, the Don Getty governments. He died in 1992 after a long battle with ALS.

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