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Kroese Family History

Kroese 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: Kroes, Croes, Kruse, Reese, Krause, Kries, Grose, Roese, Rouse

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Where is the Kroese family from?

You can see how Kroese families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kroese family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Kroese families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Kroese families living in Michigan. This was about 67% of all the recorded Kroese's in the USA. Michigan had the highest population of Kroese families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kroese surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kroese ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the US named Kroese. 52% of Kroese 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
  • Farm Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Manager
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kroese. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kroese 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 554 immigration records available for the last name Kroese. 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 164 military records available for the last name Kroese. For the veterans among your Kroese ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kroese lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2003, in the United States, Kroese life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Kroese in 1957 was 51, and 78 in 2003.

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