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Kreuter Family History

Kreuter Name Meaning

topographic name for someone who lived on or worked newly cleared land, from an agent derivative of gereute, a late medieval form of Middle High German geriute (see Kreider). variant of Kräuter (see Krauter).

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


Similar surnames: Reuter, Kreutzer, Kreiter, Kreider, Krauter, Breiter, Koetter

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Where is the Kreuter family from?

You can see how Kreuter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kreuter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Kreuter families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 29 Kreuter families living in New York. This was about 24% of all the recorded Kreuter's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Kreuter families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kreuter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kreuter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kreuter. 26% of Kreuter men worked as a Salesman and 43% of Kreuter women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kreuter were Clerk and Secretary.

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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

  • Salesman
    26%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Painter
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    43%
  • Shoe Worker
    29%
  • Secretary
    29%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kreuter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kreuter 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kreuter. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Kreuter. For the veterans among your Kreuter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kreuter lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Kreuter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Kreuter in 1954 was 50, and 84 in 2004.

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