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Kraus Family History

Kraus Name Meaning
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for someone with curly hair, from Middle High German krus ‘curly’, ‘crinkly’, German kraus.

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

429,361 Historical Documents with Kraus on Ancestry.com
156,612 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
38,981 Military Records
18,248 Immigration Records
64,102 Census and Voter Lists
151,418 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Kraus Families

  • Number of Kraus families
     239 - 476
     80 - 238
     1 - 79
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Kraus families
     10 - 17
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Kraus families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Kraus census records

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Census records can tell you little-known facts about your ancestors such as birthplace, occupation and value of personal estate.

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Kraus Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Kraus families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

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Kraus Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Kraus families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Kraus

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Kraus Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Kraus census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Kraus ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Kraus Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

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