Kreps Family History

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Kreps Name Meaning

Czech and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Krebs ‘crab’ or Yiddish kreps ‘crayfish’. As a Jewish name it is of ornamental origin; otherwise it was probably a nickname for someone with a peculiar gait.

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


Similar surnames: Krebs, Kreis, Krepps, Kress, Reis, Kreft, Kraus, Kren, Kruis, Krepp

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Kreps Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Kreps name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    49%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    15%

  • Germanic Europe

    11%

  • European Jewish

    7%

  • Norway

    4%

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Kreps Family Origin

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Kreps Family Occupations

What did your Kreps ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kreps. The most common Kreps occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Kreps's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kreps family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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

Kreps Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Kreps. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kreps census 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 918 immigration records available for the last name Kreps. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Kreps. For the veterans among your Kreps ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kreps Life Expectancy

What is the average Kreps lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Kreps life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Kreps in 1954 was 47, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kreps

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kreps 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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