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Krell Name Meaning

German: nickname for a brusk person, from Middle High German krellen ‘to claw’. German: variant of Kreul or Karl. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from Yiddish krel ‘coral’.

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


Similar surnames: Kroll, Grell, Kreul, Knell, Krall, Gell, Kell, Korell, Krill, Prell

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Where is the Krell family from?

You can see how Krell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Krell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Krell families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Krell family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Krell's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Krell families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Krell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Krell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Krell. 17% of Krell men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Krell women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Krell were Clerk and Maid.

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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
    17%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Housework
    7%
  • Maid
    7%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Krell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Krell 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Krell. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Krell. For the veterans among your Krell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Krell lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Krell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Krell in 1951 was 30, and 79 in 2004.

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