History of your Surname
Get access to Kraner family records.Start a free trial

Kraner Family History

Kraner Name Meaning

German (Austria) and Slovenian: Germanized form of the Slovenian habitational name Kranjec (also found in the forms Krajnc and Kranjc), denoting someone from Kranjska province (Latin name Carniola, German Krain), a historical name for the central part of medieval Slovenia. The name was also used as a term denoting a Slovenian.

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


Similar surnames: Kroner, Kramer, Klauer, Krayer, Kinner, Graner, Bradner, Ranger

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Kraner family from?

You can see how Kraner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kraner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kraner families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Kraner families living in Ohio. This was about 44% of all the recorded Kraner's in USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Kraner families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kraner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kraner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kraner. 14% of Kraner men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Kraner women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kraner were Clerk and New Worker. .

View Census Data for Kraner | Data not to scale

*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
    14%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • New Worker
    6%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Kraner family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Kraner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kraner census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Kraner

Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kraner. 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.

View all Kraner immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Kraner. For the veterans among your Kraner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Kraner military records

You've only scratched the surface of Kraner family history

Discover More

What is the average Kraner lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Kraner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Kraner in 1962 was 80, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kraner

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Kraner family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial