Kraft Name Meaning

German (also Kräft), Danish, Swedish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a strong man, from Old High German kraft, German Kraft ‘strength’, ‘power’. The Swedish name probably originated as a soldier’s name. In part the German and Danish names possibly also derive from a late survival of the same word used as a byname, Old High German Chraft(o), Old Norse Kraptr.

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

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Kraft Family Origin

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Kraft Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    18%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kraft family was Carpenter. The most common Kraft occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Kraft's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kraft.

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Kraft Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1945 and 2004, Kraft life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Kraft in 1945 was 21, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kraft

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