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Kreager Family History

Kreager Name Meaning

Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Krieger or possibly Krüger (see Krueger ).

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


Similar surnames: Kreeger, Creager, Kreiger, Kreger, Kryger, Creger, Krieger, Creeger

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Where is the Kreager family from?

You can see how Kreager families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kreager family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Kreager families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Kreager families living in Ohio. This was about 57% of all the recorded Kreager's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Kreager families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kreager surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kreager ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kreager. 27% of Kreager men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Kreager women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kreager were Clerk 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
    27%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Manager
    4%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    17%
  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Kreager. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kreager 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 233 immigration records available for the last name Kreager. 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 804 military records available for the last name Kreager. For the veterans among your Kreager ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kreager lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Kreager life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Kreager in 1945 was 26, and 80 in 2004.

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