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Krier Family History

Krier Name Meaning

German: occupational name from Middle High German krier ‘herald’. Compare Krey.

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


Similar surnames: Kries, Kruer, Krieg, Kriger, Kober, Stier, Trier, Brier, Kring

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Where is the Krier family from?

You can see how Krier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Krier family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Krier families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 9 Krier families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 90% of all the recorded Krier's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Krier families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Krier surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Krier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Krier. 26% of Krier men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Krier women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Krier were Farming and Housework.

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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
    26%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Farming
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    15%
  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Housework
    8%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Krier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Krier census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 860 immigration records available for the last name Krier. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Krier. For the veterans among your Krier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Krier lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Krier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Krier in 1952 was 55, and 82 in 2004.

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