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Kriegel Family History

Kriegel Name Meaning

South German: from a diminutive of Krieg Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a potter from Yiddish krigl ‘small jug’. Compare Krug

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


Similar surnames: Krieger, Riegel, Krengel, Ziegel, Spiegel, Fiegel, Krieg, Briegel

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Where is the Kriegel family from?

You can see how Kriegel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kriegel family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Kriegel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 13 Kriegel families living in Massachusetts. This was about 29% of all the recorded Kriegel's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Kriegel families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kriegel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kriegel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kriegel. 21% of Kriegel men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Kriegel women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kriegel were Carpenter and Secretary. .

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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
    21%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Carpenter
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    23%
  • Housekeeper
    19%
  • New Worker
    14%
  • Secretary
    14%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Kriegel. For the veterans among your Kriegel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kriegel lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Kriegel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Kriegel in 1955 was 52, and 84 in 2004.

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