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Kreutz Family History

Kreutz Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived near a cross set up by the roadside, in a marketplace, or as a field or boundary marker, from Middle High German kriuz(e) ‘cross’.

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


Similar surnames: Kreutzer, Kreuter, Kertz, Klutz, Kreitz, Kretz, Krenz, Kreul, Ketz

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Where is the Kreutz family from?

You can see how Kreutz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kreutz family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Kreutz families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Kreutz family living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Kreutz's in the USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Kreutz families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kreutz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kreutz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kreutz. 26% of Kreutz men worked as a Farmer and 31% of Kreutz women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kreutz were Foreman and Seamstress.

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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
    26%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Butcher
    9%
  • Foreman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    31%
  • Housewife
    24%
  • Bookkeeper
    16%
  • Seamstress
    16%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kreutz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kreutz 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 Kreutz. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Kreutz. For the veterans among your Kreutz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kreutz lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Kreutz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Kreutz in 1952 was 47, and 60 in 2004.

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