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Kriger Name Meaning

German, Dutch, Danish, Jewish (Ashkenazic), etc.: variant spelling of German Krieger. German: from the personal name Krigar, a pet form of Gregor (see Gregory).

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


Similar surnames: Kryger, Krieger, Kreiger, Criger, Trager, Kreiser, Riger, Tiger

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Where is the Kriger family from?

You can see how Kriger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kriger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kriger families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Kriger families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 56% of all the recorded Kriger's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kriger families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kriger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kriger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kriger. 21% of Kriger men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Kriger women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kriger were Proprietor and Stenographer. .

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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
    21%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Proprietor
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    22%
  • Saleslady
    13%
  • New Worker
    13%
  • Stenographer
    13%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Kriger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kriger 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kriger. 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 804 military records available for the last name Kriger. For the veterans among your Kriger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kriger lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Kriger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Kriger in 1955 was 37, and 85 in 2004.

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