Kreiter Family History

14-Day Free Trial

GET STARTED

Kreiter Name Meaning

German: from Middle Low German kreter ‘quarreler’, ‘argumentative person’, ‘legal counsel’, a derivative of Middle Low German krete ‘discord’, hence a nickname for a quarrelsome person or an occupational name for a legal representative. German: variant of Kreider. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a seller of herbs, from Yiddish krayter ‘herbs’ (see Kraut).

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


Similar surnames: Reiter, Kreiser, Kreiner, Kreitner, Kreutzer, Kreuter, Breiter

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Kreiter Family Origin

Where is the Kreiter family from?

Kreiter Family Occupations

What did your Kreiter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kreiter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Kreiter's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and House Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kreiter. A less common occupation for the Kreiter family was Lawyer.

View Census data for Kreiter | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

    24%
  • Keeping House

    13%
  • House Carpenter

    5%
  • Lawyer

    5%

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

Kreiter Historical Records

What Kreiter family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kreiter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kreiter census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Kreiter

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Kreiter. 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.

View all Kreiter immigration records

Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Kreiter. For the veterans among your Kreiter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Kreiter military records

You've only scratched the surface of Kreiter family history.

Kreiter Life Expectancy

What is the average Kreiter lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Kreiter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Kreiter in 1953 was 40, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kreiter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kreiter 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.

Famous Kreiter Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Look up another name