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Krauss Family History

Krauss Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Kraus.

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

Similar surnames: Krause, Krausz, Kraus, Klauss, Kreiss, Knauss, Krausse, Kraut, Fauss

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Where is the Krauss family from?

You can see how Krauss families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Krauss family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Krauss families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Krauss families living in Maryland. This was about 38% of all the recorded Krauss's in the USA. Maryland had the highest population of Krauss families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Krauss surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Krauss ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Krauss. 9% of Krauss men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Krauss women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Krauss were Clerk 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
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Krauss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Krauss 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Krauss. 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 21,000 military records available for the last name Krauss. For the veterans among your Krauss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Krauss lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Krauss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Krauss in 1945 was 27, and 79 in 2004.

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