Krieger Family History

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Krieger Name Meaning

Swiss German, German, and Dutch: occupational name for a mercenary soldier, Middle High German krieger (possibly from Late Latin (miles) gregarius ‘common soldier’, from grex ‘herd’,‘flock’, ‘crowd’). This name, in various spellings, is found throughout western and central Europe. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a quarrelsome person (see Krieg). Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Kruger.

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


Similar surnames: Kriger, Krueger, Kryger, Kriegler, Kiefer, Kriegel, Rieger, Riemer

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Krieger Family Origin

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Krieger Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Tailor

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%

In 1880, the most common Krieger occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Krieger's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Krieger. A less common occupation for the Krieger family was Keeping House.

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Krieger Historical Records

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Krieger Life Expectancy

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