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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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Where is the Kral family from?

You can see how Kral families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kral family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Kral families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Kral family living in Tennessee. This was 100% of all the recorded Kral's in the USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Kral families in 1840.
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What did your Kral ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kral. 20% of Kral men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Kral women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kral were Truck Driver and Seamstress.

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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
    20%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Machinist
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    8%
  • Housework
    7%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Seamstress
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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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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