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Kreitner Family History

Kreitner Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from Yiddish krayt ‘chalk’ + the agent suffix -ner. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Krauter.

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


Similar surnames: Kreiter, Kreiner, Reisner, Leitner, Kreidler, Kritzer, Kreitzer

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Where is the Kreitner family from?

You can see how Kreitner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kreitner family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Kreitner families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 21 Kreitner families living in Michigan. This was about 49% of all the recorded Kreitner's in USA. Michigan had the highest population of Kreitner families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kreitner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kreitner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kreitner. 19% of Kreitner men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Kreitner women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kreitner were Carpenter and Bookeeper. .

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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
    19%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Superintendent
    13%
  • Carpenter
    13%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    34%
  • Housewife
    34%
  • Bookeeper
    34%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kreitner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kreitner 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 283 immigration records available for the last name Kreitner. 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 667 military records available for the last name Kreitner. For the veterans among your Kreitner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kreitner lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Kreitner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Kreitner in 1945 was 25, and 73 in 2004.

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