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Kral Name Meaning

Czech (Král), Slovak (Král), and eastern German (of Slavic origin): from the western Slavic word kral ‘king’, a derivative of the personal name Karl ‘Charles’, the name of the Frankish king and Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne (?742–814; Latin name Carolus Magnus). The word kral as a generic term meaning ‘king’ became widespread throughout eastern Europe in the Middle Ages; in Byzantium it generally denoted the kings of Serbia. As a surname, it generally arose either as an occupational name for a servant of the king or as an ironic nickname for one who gave himself regal airs. The surname is also found in German, often in the spelling Krahl. Americanized form of Slovenian, Croatian, or Serbian Kralj ‘king’, of the same origin as 1. Compare Kraly.

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

Similar surnames: Kraly, Krol, Krall, Kram, Kara, Krag, Koral, Kray, Dial, Rao

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Kral Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Kral name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Kral. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Italy


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Kral Family Origin

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Kral Family Occupations

What did your Kral ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Cigar Maker and Cooper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kral. The most common Kral occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Kral's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kral family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Cigar Maker

  • Cooper

  • Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Kral ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Kral Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Kral. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kral 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Kral. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Kral. For the veterans among your Kral ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kral Life Expectancy

What is the average Kral lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Kral life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Kral in 1944 was 47, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kral ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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