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Kreiner Name Meaning

German: variant of Krein or Greiner. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name kreyne, of German origin. Jewish (from Poland): habitational name for someone from Krajno in Poland or Krajna in Ukraine.

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


Similar surnames: Kreiser, Kreiter, Kreitner, Reiner, Kreimer, Kreider, Keiner, Greiner

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Where is the Kreiner family from?

You can see how Kreiner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kreiner family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Kreiner families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Kreiner families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Kreiner's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kreiner families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kreiner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kreiner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kreiner. 18% of Kreiner men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Kreiner women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kreiner were Clerk and Secretary. .

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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
    18%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    20%
  • Waitress
    16%
  • Housework
    16%
  • Secretary
    12%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Kreiner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kreiner 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 Kreiner. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Kreiner. For the veterans among your Kreiner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kreiner lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Kreiner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Kreiner in 1942 was 40, and 66 in 2004.

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