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Kroes Family History

Kroes Name Meaning

metonymic occupational name for a potter, from Middle Dutch croes(e), cruese ‘stone jar’, ‘drinking vessel’. nickname for someone with curly hair, from Middle Dutch croes ‘curly’, ‘crinkly’.

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


Similar surnames: Kroese, Croes, Kross, Krans, Kroll, Kries, Krock, Roes, Kruis, Krol

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Where is the Kroes family from?

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

What did your Kroes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kroes. 25% of Kroes men worked as a Farmer.

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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
    25%
  • Machinist
    14%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    14%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kroes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kroes 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 909 immigration records available for the last name Kroes. 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 186 military records available for the last name Kroes. For the veterans among your Kroes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kroes lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Kroes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Kroes in 1962 was 65, and 77 in 2004.

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