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Kreke Family History

Kreke Name Meaning

North German: nickname or metonymic occupational name for a grower of soft fruits, from Low German Kreke ‘plum’. Dutch: topographic name from Dutch kreek ‘creek’, ‘bay’.

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


Similar surnames: Krekel, Koke, Krenke, Remke, Brede, Klee, Wrede, Kreul, Kreft, Reker

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Where is the Kreke family from?

You can see how Kreke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kreke family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Kreke families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 34 Kreke families living in Illinois. This was about 69% of all the recorded Kreke's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Kreke families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kreke surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kreke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kreke. 34% of Kreke men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Kreke women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kreke were Chemist and Stenographer.

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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
    34%
  • Farm Laborer
    23%
  • Salesman
    23%
  • Chemist
    23%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    50%
  • Stenographer
    50%
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Census Records

There are 958 census records available for the last name Kreke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kreke 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 202 immigration records available for the last name Kreke. 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 158 military records available for the last name Kreke. For the veterans among your Kreke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kreke lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Kreke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kreke in 1958 was 56, and 91 in 2004.

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