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Kracht Family History

Kracht Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: from Middle Low German kracht, Middle Dutch cracht ‘power’, hence a nickname for a strong person. Compare South German Kraft.

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


Similar surnames: Krach, Krack, Pracht, Krahn, Kraft, Prast, Drach, Knecht, Recht

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Where is the Kracht family from?

You can see how Kracht families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kracht family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kracht families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Kracht family living in Maryland. This was about 33% of all the recorded Kracht's in the USA. Maryland and 2 other states had the highest population of Kracht families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kracht surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kracht ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kracht. 34% of Kracht men worked as a Farmer and 42% of Kracht women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kracht were Salesman and Cook.

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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
    34%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Farming
    9%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    42%
  • Housekeeper
    17%
  • Servant
    9%
  • Cook
    9%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Kracht. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kracht 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 Kracht. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Kracht. For the veterans among your Kracht ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kracht lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Kracht life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Kracht in 1956 was 60, and 78 in 2004.

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