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Croes Name Meaning

from Middle Dutch croes(e) ‘crock’, ‘beaker’; hence a metonymic occupational name for a potter or seller of pottery. nickname for someone with curly hair, from Middle Dutch croes ‘curly’. topographic name from Dutch kruis ‘cross’.

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


Similar surnames: Kroes, Cross, Roes, Kries, Croce, Fries, Tross, Cordes, Hoes, Crose

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Where is the Croes family from?

You can see how Croes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Croes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Croes families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Croes family living in Illinois. This was about 50% of all the recorded Croes's in the USA. Illinois and 1 other state had the highest population of Croes families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Croes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Croes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Croes. 29% of Croes men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Croes women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Croes were Proprietor and Housework.

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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
    29%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Proprietor
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    20%
  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Clerk
    20%
  • Housework
    14%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Croes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Croes 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 Croes. 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 872 military records available for the last name Croes. For the veterans among your Croes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Croes lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Croes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Croes in 1963 was 75, and 85 in 2003.

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