Krebs Name Meaning

German and Swiss German: metonymic occupational name for a catcher or seller of crabs or shellfish or a nickname for someone thought to resemble a crab, perhaps because they had a peculiar gait. The name was certainly standardized from older variants like Krevetes or Krebiss which reflect Middle Low German crevet ‘crab’, ‘shrimp’, as well as Middle High German krebez. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Krebs ‘crab’ (see 1). Danish: from krebs ‘crayfish’.

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


Similar surnames: Kreis, Kress, Kreps, Kreft, Reis, Krass, Kreul, Kries, Kraus, Krey

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Krebs Family Origin

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Krebs Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    3%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, the most common Krebs occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Krebs's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Krebs family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Krebs.

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Between 1940 and 2004, Krebs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Krebs in 1940 was 46, and 79 in 2004.

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