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Krech Family History

Krech Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from a place called Graicha, near Altenburg in Thuringia. The Middle German form Krech derives from Kraichen, the old spelling of Graichen. German: metonymic occupational name for a maker of jugs and pitchers or a nickname for a heavy drinker, from a variant (plural in form) of Krug. Czech: nickname from German Krähe ‘crow’.

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


Similar surnames: Rech, Kresch, Pech, Krick, Krock, Kruck, Kirsch, Frech, Krach, Koeth

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Where is the Krech family from?

You can see how Krech families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Krech family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Krech families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 35 Krech families living in Minnesota. This was about 28% of all the recorded Krech's in the USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Krech families in 1880.
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What did your Krech ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Krech. 26% of Krech men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Krech women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Krech were Hired Man and Knitter.

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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
    26%
  • Farmer
    26%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Hired Man
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    34%
  • Manager
    23%
  • Housewife
    23%
  • Knitter
    23%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Krech. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Krech 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Krech. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Krech. For the veterans among your Krech ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Krech lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Krech life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Krech in 1960 was 38, and 80 in 2004.

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