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Krieger Family History

Krieger Name Meaning
Swiss German, German, and Dutch: occupational name for a mercenary soldier, Middle High German krieger (possibly from Late Latin (miles) gregarius ‘common soldier’, from grex ‘herd’,‘flock’, ‘crowd’). EG This name, in various spellings, is found throughout western and central Europe.German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a quarrelsome person (see Krieg).Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Kruger.

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

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Name Distribution of Krieger Families

  • Number of Krieger families
     123 - 243
     42 - 122
     1 - 41
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Krieger families
     14 - 25
     5 - 13
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Krieger last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Krieger Family Origin

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Krieger Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Krieger

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Krieger Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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