Kracker Family History

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Kracker Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized spelling of German Kräger (see Krager). German (Kräcker): nickname for a complainer, from Middle Low German kraken ‘to grumble’, ‘whine’.German: nickname for a noise maker, from Middle High German krach ‘bang’, ‘noise’.

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

Similar surnames: Bracker, Rucker, Hacker, Kraker, Kacher, Kratzer, Acker, Bricker

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Kracker Family Origin

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Kracker Family Occupations

What did your Kracker ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kracker occupation in the USA was ... Smith. 13% of Kracker's were ... Smiths. A less common occupation for the Kracker family was Saloon Keeper. ... Smith, Book Maker and Retired Machinest were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kracker.

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  • ... Smith

  • Book Maker

  • Retired Machinest

  • Saloon Keeper


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Kracker Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kracker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kracker census 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 240 immigration records available for the last name Kracker. 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 878 military records available for the last name Kracker. For the veterans among your Kracker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kracker Life Expectancy

What is the average Kracker lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Kracker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Kracker in 1963 was 53, and 62 in 2004.

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