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Crites Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Kreutz .

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

Similar surnames: Crite, Trites, Clites, Cates, Critser, Rines, Cripe, Hites, Criss

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Where is the Crites family from?

You can see how Crites families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Crites family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Crites families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 18 Crites families living in Virginia. This was about 40% of all the recorded Crites's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Crites families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Crites surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Crites ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Crites. 25% of Crites men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Crites women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Crites were Farm Laborer and Housewife. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Waitress
  • Teacher
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Crites. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Crites census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Crites. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Crites. For the veterans among your Crites ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Crites lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Crites life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Crites in 1946 was 59, and 71 in 2004.

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