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Kreutzer Name Meaning

German and Swiss German: topographic name for someone who lived near a cross set up by the roadside or in a marketplace, from Middle High German kriuz(e) ‘cross’ + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant. German: habitational name for someone from a place called Krögis (recorded as Creuz in 1186), or from some other place similarly named. German: in some cases, possibly from Middle High German kriuzære, kriuzer, a term denoting a crusader or Teutonic Knight, an allusion to the symbol of the cross worn on the tunic by such knights. German: possibly also a metonymic occupational name for a coiner, from the same word denoting a small coin marked with the symbol of a cross (in full kriuzerpfenninc). Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from Kreutzer, the name of the coin (see 4).

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

Similar surnames: Kretzer, Reuter, Kreutz, Kreuter, Krenzer, Kreiter, Putzer, Setzer

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Where is the Kreutzer family from?

You can see how Kreutzer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kreutzer family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Kreutzer families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Kreutzer families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Kreutzer's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kreutzer families in 1840.
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What did your Kreutzer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kreutzer. 20% of Kreutzer men worked as a Laborer and 30% of Kreutzer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kreutzer were Machinist and Housekeeper.

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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
  • Salesman
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
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What is the average Kreutzer lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Kreutzer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kreutzer in 1949 was 32, and 82 in 2004.

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