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Kraly Name Meaning

Americanized form of the Slovenian, Croatian, and Serbian surname Kralj, an ironic or figurative nickname from kralj ‘king’. The word is derived from the name of the Frankish king and Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne (?742–814; Latin name Carolus Magnus). Perhaps also an Americanized form of Hungarian Király, from király ‘king’. See also Kral.

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

Similar surnames: Kral, Kiraly, Krall, Kay, Kratz, Krol, Tracy, Gray, Kagy, Kray

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Where is the Kraly family from?

You can see how Kraly families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kraly family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Kraly families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 8 Kraly families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 21% of all the recorded Kraly's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kraly families in 1920.
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What did your Kraly ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Tappsour were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kraly. 40% of Kraly men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Kraly women worked as a Tappsour. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kraly were Miner and Maid.

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Machine Operator
  • Miner

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Tappsour
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 910 census records available for the last name Kraly. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kraly 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 590 immigration records available for the last name Kraly. 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 299 military records available for the last name Kraly. For the veterans among your Kraly ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kraly lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Kraly life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Kraly in 1959 was 41, and 87 in 2004.

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