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Kreitz Name Meaning

variant of Kreutz. habitational name for someone from a place called Kreitz near Neuss on the Rhine.

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


Similar surnames: Reitz, Kritz, Kreutz, Krenz, Pritz, Beitz, Fleitz, Gretz, Zeitz

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Where is the Kreitz family from?

You can see how Kreitz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kreitz family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Kreitz families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Kreitz families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Kreitz's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kreitz families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kreitz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kreitz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kreitz. 25% of Kreitz men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Kreitz women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kreitz were Machinist and Clerk.

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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
    25%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Machinist
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    24%
  • Teacher
    20%
  • Saleslady
    20%
  • Clerk
    20%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Kreitz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kreitz 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 540 immigration records available for the last name Kreitz. 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 Kreitz. For the veterans among your Kreitz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kreitz lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Kreitz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Kreitz in 1953 was 59, and 84 in 2004.

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