Kriel Family History

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Kriel Name Meaning

German: habitational name from a place called Kriele, near Rathenow.

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

Similar surnames: Kiel, Briel, Kries, Ariel, Riel, Priem, Krick, Krier, Arel, Grill

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Kriel Family Origin

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Kriel Family Occupations

What did your Kriel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kriel. The most common Kriel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Kriel's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kriel family was Baker.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Baker


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

Kriel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kriel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kriel 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 514 immigration records available for the last name Kriel. 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 376 military records available for the last name Kriel. For the veterans among your Kriel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kriel Life Expectancy

What is the average Kriel lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Kriel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Kriel in 1954 was 53, and 89 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kriel 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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