Kries Family History

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Kries Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German kriese ‘cherry’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a seller of soft fruits or a topographic name for someone who lived near a cherry tree.

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


Similar surnames: Kies, Gries, Ries, Krier, Pries, Kroes, Fries, Krieg, Kruis, Priem

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Kries Family Origin

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Kries Family Occupations

What did your Kries ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kries. The most common Kries occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Kries's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kries family was Police Officer.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Police Officer

    7%

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

Kries Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kries. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kries 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Kries. 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 Kries. For the veterans among your Kries ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kries Life Expectancy

What is the average Kries lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Kries life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Kries in 1961 was 73, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kries

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kries 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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