Kreider Family History

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Kreider Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived on newly cleared land, from Middle High German geriute ‘clearing’, ‘woodland cleared for settlement or cultivation’, ‘assart’.

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

Similar surnames: Kreidler, Reider, Kreiser, Kreiter, Kreiner, Rider, Reiber, Reiter

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Kreider Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Kreider name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Kreider. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • France


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Kreider Family Origin

Where is the Kreider family from?

Kreider Family Occupations

What did your Kreider ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kreider occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Kreider's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kreider family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kreider.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Kreider ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Kreider Historical Records

What Kreider family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Kreider. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kreider census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kreider. 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 Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Kreider. For the veterans among your Kreider ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kreider Life Expectancy

What is the average Kreider lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Kreider life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Kreider in 1948 was 42, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kreider

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kreider ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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