Kretschmer Family History

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Kretschmer Name Meaning

Eastern German: occupational name for an innkeeper, Middle High German kretschmar. The word is of Slavic origin. Compare Czech krcmár ‘innkeeper’.

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


Similar surnames: Kreischer, Drescher, Kerscher, Kutscher, Kurschner, Kelchner

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Kretschmer Family Origin

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Kretschmer Family Occupations

What did your Kretschmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kretschmer family was Clerk In Store. The most common Kretschmer occupation in the USA was Blacksmith. 13% of Kretschmer's were Blacksmiths. Blacksmith, Barber and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kretschmer.

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  • Blacksmith

    13%
  • Barber

    7%
  • Cabinet Maker

    7%
  • Clerk In Store

    7%

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

Kretschmer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kretschmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kretschmer 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Kretschmer. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Kretschmer. For the veterans among your Kretschmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kretschmer Life Expectancy

What is the average Kretschmer lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Kretschmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Kretschmer in 1948 was 47, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kretschmer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kretschmer 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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