Krell Family History

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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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Krell Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Krell name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Krell. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    38%

  • Germanic Europe

    17%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    12%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    8%

  • Norway

    5%

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Krell Family Origin

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Krell Family Occupations

What did your Krell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Krell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Krell's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Krell family was Butcher. Farmer, Laborer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Krell.

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Coal Miner

    6%
  • Butcher

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Krell ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Krell Historical Records

What Krell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Krell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Krellcensus records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

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 Card

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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Krell Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Krell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Krell ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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