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Krenn Family History

Krenn Name Meaning

South German: apparently a noun derivative of (ge-)rinnen ‘to flow or run’, applied as a metonymic occupational name for someone who made or installed wooden drainage channels and gutters.

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


Similar surnames: Brenn, Kreul, Kren, Kreft, Ken, Kring, Krans, Fenn, Krein, Krenz

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Where is the Krenn family from?

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

What did your Krenn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Krenn. 19% of Krenn men worked as a Laborer and 30% of Krenn women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Krenn were Carpenter and Singer.

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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
    19%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Machinist
    11%
  • Carpenter
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    30%
  • Bookkeeper
    12%
  • Cook
    12%
  • Singer
    12%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 733 immigration records available for the last name Krenn. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Krenn. For the veterans among your Krenn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Krenn lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Krenn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Krenn in 1953 was 57, and 89 in 2004.

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