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Krantz Name Meaning

German and Dutch: variant of Kranz and in North America (also) an altered form of this. This surname is also found in France (mainly Alsace and Lorraine). Compare Cronce and Krontz . Swedish: ornamental name from an old or ornamental spelling of krans ‘wreath garland’. Compare Krans . Germanized or Americanized form of Slovenian Kranjec Kranjc and Krajnc and possibly also of Croatian Kranjec: habitational name for someone from Kranjska (German name: Krain; Latin and English name: Carniola) a duchy of the former Habsburg Empire comprising the central part of Slovenia. The name Kranjec was also used as a term denoting a Slovene. Krajnc is the fourth most frequent surname in Slovenia. Compare Kranz and Kranitz ; see also Kraner .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Kranz, Krontz, Krentz, Rantz, Frantz, Kratz, Raatz, Kontz, Bruntz

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Where is the Krantz family from?

You can see how Krantz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Krantz family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Krantz families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Krantz families living in Maryland. This was about 29% of all the recorded Krantz's in USA. Maryland and 1 other state had the highest population of Krantz families in 1840.
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What did your Krantz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Krantz. 15% of Krantz men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Krantz women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Krantz were Clerk and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Krantz. 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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There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Krantz. For the veterans among your Krantz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Krantz lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Krantz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Krantz in 1951 was 41, and 77 in 2004.

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