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Kreul Family History

Kreul Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German kröuwel ‘claw’, ‘hook’, ‘three-pronged fork’, apparently a nickname for someone who used such an implement or perhaps a metonymic occupational name for someone who made them.

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


Similar surnames: Krell, Keil, Kiehl, Krauel, Krech, Kroll, Knell, Krey, Kraut, Kreft

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Where is the Kreul family from?

You can see how Kreul families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kreul family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Kreul families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 42 Kreul families living in Wisconsin. This was about 89% of all the recorded Kreul's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Kreul families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kreul surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kreul ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kreul. 28% of Kreul men worked as a Farmer.

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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
    28%
  • Laborer
    28%
  • Farm Operator
    12%
  • Medical Doctor
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kreul. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kreul 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 204 immigration records available for the last name Kreul. 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 343 military records available for the last name Kreul. For the veterans among your Kreul ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kreul lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Kreul life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Kreul in 1962 was 41, and 60 in 2004.

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