Krier Family History

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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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Krier Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Krier name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Krier. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Krier Family Origin

Where is the Krier family from?

Krier Family Occupations

What did your Krier ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Blacksmith


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

Krier Historical Records

What Krier family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Krier Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Krier

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Krier 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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