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Kreisel Family History

Kreisel Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a perpetually active and somewhat disorganized person from Middle High German kriusel German Kreisel Yiddish krayzl ‘spinning top’; or alternatively a nickname for someone with curly hair from the same word in the sense ‘spiral curl’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Krengel, Kreiser, Meisel, Kreiter, Keitel, Reise, Preiser, Reigel

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Where is the Kreisel family from?

You can see how Kreisel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kreisel family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Kreisel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 21 Kreisel families living in Maryland. This was about 32% of all the recorded Kreisel's in USA. Maryland had the highest population of Kreisel families in 1880.
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What did your Kreisel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kreisel. 29% of Kreisel men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Kreisel women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kreisel were Truck Driver and Cook. .

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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
    29%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Truck Driver
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    43%
  • Saleslady
    29%
  • Cook
    29%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kreisel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kreisel 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 854 immigration records available for the last name Kreisel. 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 Kreisel. For the veterans among your Kreisel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kreisel lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Kreisel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Kreisel in 1963 was 70, and 80 in 2004.

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