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Kreps Family History

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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Where is the Kreps family from?

You can see how Kreps families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kreps family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Kreps families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 12 Kreps families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 48% of all the recorded Kreps's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kreps families in 1840.
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What did your Kreps ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kreps. 16% of Kreps men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Kreps women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kreps were Salesman and Teacher.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Saleslady
  • Teacher
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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