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Kreiter Family History

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

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Where is the Kreiter family from?

You can see how Kreiter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kreiter family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Kreiter families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Kreiter families living in Ohio. This was about 67% of all the recorded Kreiter's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Kreiter families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kreiter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kreiter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kreiter. 28% of Kreiter men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Kreiter women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kreiter were Salesman and Saleslady.

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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
    28%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Carpenter
    9%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
    24%
  • Teacher
    16%
  • Clerk
    16%
  • Saleslady
    16%
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Census Records

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.

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Passenger Lists

There are 602 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.

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Draft Cards

There are 674 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.

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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.

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