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Kries Family History

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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Where is the Kries family from?

You can see how Kries families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kries family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kries families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Kries family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Kries's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kries families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kries surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kries ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Office Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kries. 13% of Kries men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Kries women worked as an Office Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kries were Machinist and Secretary.

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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
    13%
  • Truck Driver
    11%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Machinist
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Office Clerk
    19%
  • Teacher
    19%
  • Bookkeeper
    13%
  • Secretary
    13%
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Census Records

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 Lists

There are 426 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 Cards

There are 2,000 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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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.

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