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Creger Family History

Creger Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Krieger or of its Dutch cognate Krijger. Perhaps also an Americanized form of German Krüger (see Krueger ).

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


Similar surnames: Cregger, Creager, Creeger, Criger, Crager, Kreger, Kriger, Cregar

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Where is the Creger family from?

You can see how Creger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Creger family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Creger families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Creger families living in Ohio. This was about 40% of all the recorded Creger's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Creger families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Creger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Creger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Creger. 21% of Creger men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Creger women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Creger were Truck Driver and Maid. .

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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
    21%
  • Farmer
    21%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • Housework
    13%
  • Operator
    13%
  • Maid
    11%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Creger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Creger 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 183 immigration records available for the last name Creger. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Creger. For the veterans among your Creger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Creger lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Creger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Creger in 1945 was 21, and 77 in 2004.

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