Krey Family History

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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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Krey Family Origin

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Krey Family Occupations

What did your Krey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Krey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Krey's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Krey family was Boot Maker. Farmer, Cabinet Maker and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Krey.

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Cabinet Maker

    13%
  • Baker

    4%
  • Boot Maker

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Krey ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Krey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 List

There are 642 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 Card

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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Krey Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Krey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Krey ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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