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Krass Name Meaning

German: from krasse, which in Middle Low German meant ‘shrimp’, ‘prawn’, but in early modern German came to denote the gudgeon; it may therefore have been a nickname for someone who was small and active or stubborn and thick-headed. German (Kräss): from the Slavic personal name Kres.

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


Similar surnames: Grass, Kress, Brass, Kraus, Krans, Kass, Drass, Klass, Kross, Prast

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Where is the Krass family from?

You can see how Krass families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Krass family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Krass families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Krass families living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Krass's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Krass families in 1840.
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What did your Krass ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Krass. 18% of Krass men worked as a Laborer and 47% of Krass women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Krass were Farmer and Teacher.

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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
    18%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Proprietor
    7%
  • Farmer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    47%
  • Operator
    31%
  • Teacher
    24%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Krass. 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 999 military records available for the last name Krass. For the veterans among your Krass ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Krass lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Krass life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Krass in 1959 was 60, and 85 in 2004.

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