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Kreider Family History

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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Where is the Kreider family from?

You can see how Kreider families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kreider family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Kreider families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 43 Kreider families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 88% of all the recorded Kreider's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kreider families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kreider surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kreider ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kreider. 23% of Kreider men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Kreider women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kreider were Farming and Bookkeeper. .

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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
    23%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Farming
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    8%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Bookkeeper
    6%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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