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Krabbe Name Meaning

North German: from Middle Low German krabbe ‘small crab’, ‘shrimp’, ‘prawn’, hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who caught or sold shellfish or a nickname for a lively person. Dutch, Danish, and Swedish: from Middle Dutch crabbe, Old Norse krabbi ‘crab’, hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who caught or sold shellfish or perhaps a nickname for someone with a peculiar gait.

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


Similar surnames: Crabb, Kibbe, Krage, Frable, Grable, Knobbe, Krahe, Krause, Krane

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Where is the Krabbe family from?

You can see how Krabbe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Krabbe family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Krabbe families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 25 Krabbe families living in Illinois. This was about 33% of all the recorded Krabbe's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Krabbe families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Krabbe surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Krabbe ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Krabbe. 24% of Krabbe men worked as a Farmer and 27% of Krabbe women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Krabbe were Attendant and Machine Operator.

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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
    24%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Attendant
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    27%
  • Bookkeeper
    20%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Machine Operator
    14%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Krabbe lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Krabbe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Krabbe in 1956 was 53, and 75 in 2004.

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