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Kroh Family History

Kroh Name Meaning

German: nickname for someone thought to resemble a crow in some way, from Middle High German kra ‘crow’. Compare Krage.

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


Similar surnames: Krohn, Kron, Groh, Krob, Roh, Froh, Krol, Kroll, Krok, Roch

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Where is the Kroh family from?

You can see how Kroh families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kroh family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Kroh families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Kroh families living in Illinois. This was about 42% of all the recorded Kroh's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Kroh families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kroh surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kroh ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kroh. 32% of Kroh men worked as a Laborer and 27% of Kroh women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kroh were Operator 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
    32%
  • Farmer
    23%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Operator
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
    27%
  • Clerk
    22%
  • Seamstress
    18%
  • Secretary
    9%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Kroh. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kroh 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 779 immigration records available for the last name Kroh. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Kroh. For the veterans among your Kroh ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kroh lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Kroh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Kroh in 1944 was 42, and 76 in 2004.

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