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Krause Family History

Krause Name Meaning

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

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


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

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Where is the Krause family from?

You can see how Krause families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Krause family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Krause families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 41 Krause families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 76% of all the recorded Krause's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Krause families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Krause surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Krause ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Krause. 15% of Krause men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Krause women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Krause were Machinist and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Farmer
    15%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Machinist
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    7%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Housekeeper
    5%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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