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Kroft Family History

Kroft Name Meaning

Czech form of the German Kraft ‘strength’, ‘power’.

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


Similar surnames: Kraft, Krout, Proft, Kreft, Kost, Knost, Croft, Groft, Kott, Krafft

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Where is the Kroft family from?

You can see how Kroft families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kroft family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kroft families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Kroft family living in Alabama. This was about 20% of all the recorded Kroft's in the USA. Alabama and 3 other states had the highest population of Kroft families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kroft surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kroft ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kroft. 24% of Kroft men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Kroft women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kroft were Clerk and Maid.

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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
    24%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Waitress
    8%
  • Maid
    7%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Kroft. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kroft 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 922 immigration records available for the last name Kroft. 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 787 military records available for the last name Kroft. For the veterans among your Kroft ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kroft lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Kroft life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Kroft in 1959 was 50, and 69 in 2004.

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