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Kratzer Family History

Kratzer Name Meaning
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational nickname for a wool carder or a barber from an agent derivative of Middle High German, German kratzen, Yiddish kratsn ‘to scratch’.patronymic from Kratz 1.German: patronymic from Kratz.

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

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21,882 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
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1,469 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Kratzer Families

  • Number of Kratzer families
     85 - 168
     29 - 84
     1 - 28
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Kratzer families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Kratzer last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Kratzer Family Origin

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Kratzer Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Kratzer

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Kratzer Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Kratzer census records

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Kratzer Civil War Service Records

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