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Kranz Family History

Kranz Name Meaning
German: from Middle High German kranz ‘garland’, ‘wreath’; a metonymic occupational name for a maker of chaplets and wreaths, a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a garland, or a nickname for someone whose hair was tonsured.Dutch: variant spelling of Krans, cognate with 1.In some cases it may also be one of the several German spellings of the Slovenian habitational name Kranjec (also found as Krajnc or Kranjc), denoting someone from Kranjska province (Latin Carniola, German Krain), an old name for the historical central part of Slovenia.Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Kranz or Yiddish krants ‘wreath’, ‘garland’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Kranz Families

  • Number of Kranz families
     61 - 119
     21 - 60
     1 - 20
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Kranz families
     9 - 16
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Kranz families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Kranz Family Origin

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Kranz Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Kranz

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Kranz Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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