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Kreft Family History

Kreft Name Meaning

from Middle Low German krevet ‘crab’, ‘crayfish’ (see Krebs), a metonymic occupational name for a catcher or seller of these shellfish or a nickname for someone thought to resemble a crab. variant of Kraft.

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


Similar surnames: Krebs, Kraft, Krech, Kreul, Proft, Krey, Heft, Hoeft, Krenn, Reff

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Where is the Kreft family from?

You can see how Kreft families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kreft family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Kreft families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 60 Kreft families living in Illinois. This was about 49% of all the recorded Kreft's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Kreft families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kreft surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kreft ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kreft. 26% of Kreft men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Kreft women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kreft 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

  • Farmer
    26%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    22%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Housewife
    11%
  • Teacher
    11%
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Census Records

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

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What is the average Kreft lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Kreft life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Kreft in 1961 was 63, and 82 in 2004.

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