Kreis Family History

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Kreis Name Meaning

German: nickname for a noisy person, from Middle High German kreiss, kreisch ‘cry’, ‘noise’. German: topographic name for someone who lived by a circular feature, from Middle Low German kreis (Middle High German kreiz) ‘circle’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Kreis ‘circle’, ‘circular field’, ‘border’.

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


Similar surnames: Reis, Krebs, Preis, Kress, Kruis, Keil, Kreps, Freis, Greis, Greif

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Kreis Family Origin

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Kreis Family Occupations

What did your Kreis ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kreis occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Kreis's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kreis. A less common occupation for the Kreis family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

    18%
  • Keeping House

    12%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Farming

    3%

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

Kreis Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kreis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kreis 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Kreis. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Kreis. For the veterans among your Kreis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kreis Life Expectancy

What is the average Kreis lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Kreis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Kreis in 1950 was 34, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kreis

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kreis 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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