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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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Where is the Krieger family from?

You can see how Krieger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Krieger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Krieger families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Krieger families living in Ohio. This was about 40% of all the recorded Krieger's in USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Krieger families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Krieger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Krieger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Krieger. 10% of Krieger men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Krieger women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Krieger were Clerk and Saleslady. .

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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

  • Laborer
    10%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Bookkeeper
    8%
  • Saleslady
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Krieger. 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 21,000 military records available for the last name Krieger. For the veterans among your Krieger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Krieger lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Krieger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Krieger in 1942 was 34, and 79 in 2004.

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