Krause Family History

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Krause Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Kraus. German: from Middle High German kruse ‘pitcher’, ‘jug’; a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of jugs or a nickname for a heavy drinker.

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

Similar surnames: Kruse, Krauser, Kraus, Kraut, Brause, Kase, Krauss, Krans, Krauter

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Krause Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Krause name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Krause. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Krause Family Origin

Where is the Krause family from?

Krause Family Occupations

What did your Krause ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Krause family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Krause. The most common Krause occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Krause's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Krause ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Krause Historical Records

What Krause family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 136,000 census records available for the last name Krause. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Krause census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 34,000 immigration records available for the last name Krause. 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 Card

There are 61,000 military records available for the last name Krause. For the veterans among your Krause ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Krause Life Expectancy

What is the average Krause lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Krause life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Krause in 1940 was 37, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Krause

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Krause ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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