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Kraut Family History

Kraut Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for a market gardener or a herbalist, from Middle High German krut ‘herb’, ‘plant’,‘cabbage’. It is also found in eastern Slovenia. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental or metonymic occupational name from German Kraut ‘herb’, ‘cabbage’.

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


Similar surnames: Kaut, Kraft, Kratt, Kraus, Traub, Krause, Traut, Kram, Braun, Kau

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Where is the Kraut family from?

You can see how Kraut families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kraut family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Kraut families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Kraut families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 67% of all the recorded Kraut's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kraut families in 1840.
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What did your Kraut ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kraut. 19% of Kraut men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Kraut women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kraut were Clerk and Seamstress.

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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
    19%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    16%
  • Housewife
    16%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Seamstress
    10%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Kraut. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kraut 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kraut. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Kraut. For the veterans among your Kraut ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kraut lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Kraut life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Kraut in 1950 was 50, and 63 in 2004.

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