Kreutzer Family History

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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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Kreutzer Family Origin

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Kreutzer Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kreutzer family was Blacksmith. Keeping House, Farmer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kreutzer. The most common Kreutzer occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 16% of Kreutzer's were Keeping Houses.

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  • Keeping House

  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith


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Kreutzer Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Kreutzer. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Kreutzer. For the veterans among your Kreutzer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kreutzer Life Expectancy

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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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