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Krans Name Meaning

Dutch: from Middle Dutch crans ‘wreath’, ‘garland’, ‘crown’; hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of wreaths and garlands, a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a garland, or a nickname for someone whose hair was tonsured. German: nickname from Middle High German grans ‘beak’. Compare Schnabel.

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


Similar surnames: Kranz, Crans, Kraus, Grass, Krank, Krass, Kries, Kring, Kruis, Krane

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Where is the Krans family from?

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

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Krans. 15% of Krans men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Krans women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Krans were Clerk and Clerk.

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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
    15%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Secretary
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Krans. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Krans. For the veterans among your Krans ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Krans lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Krans life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Krans in 1963 was 81, and 83 in 2004.

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