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Krenke Name Meaning

German: probably a nickname for a sickly person from Middle High German krenke ‘weakness’, ‘deficiency’.

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


Similar surnames: Kronk, Kreke, Krengel, Pranke, Klenk, Greinke, Runke, Krenz, Denke

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Where is the Krenke family from?

You can see how Krenke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Krenke family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Krenke families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 23 Krenke families living in Wisconsin. This was about 59% of all the recorded Krenke's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Krenke families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Krenke surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Krenke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Krenke. 42% of Krenke men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Krenke women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Krenke were Proprietor and Dental Assistant.

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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
    42%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Carpenter
    8%
  • Proprietor
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    28%
  • Housekeeper
    19%
  • Saleslady
    19%
  • Dental Assistant
    19%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Krenke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Krenke 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 187 immigration records available for the last name Krenke. 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 183 military records available for the last name Krenke. For the veterans among your Krenke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Krenke lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Krenke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Krenke in 1958 was 55, and 92 in 2004.

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