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Krey Family History

Krey Name Meaning

nickname from Middle Low German krege ‘crow’. Compare Kray. occupational name for a watchman, Middle High German krai, a loanword from French cri ‘shout’, ‘cry’.

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


Similar surnames: Kray, Rey, Prey, Frey, Kren, Kley, Fey, Urey, Troy, Klee

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Where is the Krey family from?

You can see how Krey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Krey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Krey families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Krey family living in North Carolina. This was 100% of all the recorded Krey's in the USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Krey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Krey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Krey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Krey. 25% of Krey men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Krey women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Krey were Farm Laborer and Bookkeeper.

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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
    25%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Machinist
    10%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Teacher
    13%
  • Clerical
    10%
  • Bookkeeper
    10%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Krey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Krey 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 Krey. 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 Krey. For the veterans among your Krey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Krey lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Krey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Krey in 1952 was 46, and 82 in 2004.

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