Kraus Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for someone with curly hair, from Middle High German krus ‘curly’, ‘crinkly’, German kraus.

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


Similar surnames: Krause, Krans, Kraut, Knaus, Krass, Raus, Braun, Maus, Krauss, Traub

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Kraus Family Origin

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Kraus Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Kraus occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Kraus's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kraus family was Tailor. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kraus.

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    3%
  • Tailor

    3%

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Kraus Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Kraus ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Kraus Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, Kraus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kraus in 1943 was 53, and 79 in 2004.

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United States

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