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Kreiter Family History

Kreiter Name Meaning
German: from Middle Low German kreter ‘quarreler’, ‘argumentative person’, ‘legal counsel’, a derivative of Middle Low German krete ‘discord’, hence a nickname for a quarrelsome person or an occupational name for a legal representative.German: variant of Kreider.Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a seller of herbs, from Yiddish krayter ‘herbs’ (see Kraut).

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

17,324 Historical Documents with Kreiter on Ancestry.com
5,216 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
641 Military Records
576 Immigration Records
3,249 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Kreiter Families

  • Number of Kreiter families
     14 - 25
     5 - 13
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
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    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Kreiter Family Origin

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Kreiter Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Kreiter

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Kreiter Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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