Crigler Family History

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Crigler Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Kriegler, a nickname for a quarrelsome person, from an agent derivative of Middle High German kriegen ‘to quarrel’, ‘to dispute’, or an occupational name for an innkeeper or potter, a variant of Krüger (see Krueger).

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

Similar surnames: Crisler, Ridler, Kriegler, Daigler, Sigler, Ringler, Gigler, Pregler

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Crigler Family Origin

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Crigler Family Occupations

What did your Crigler ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Crigler family was Carpenter. The most common Crigler occupation in the USA was Farmer. 55% of Crigler's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Crigler.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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Crigler Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Crigler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Criglercensus records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 197 immigration records available for the last name Crigler. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Crigler. For the veterans among your Crigler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Crigler Life Expectancy

What is the average Crigler lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Crigler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Crigler in 1953 was 49, and 72 in 2004.

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