Krohn Family History

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Krohn Name Meaning

German (also Kröhn): nickname for a tall, thin person with long legs, from Middle High German kran, kron ‘crane’. Compare Krahn. German: from an old personal name based on Old High German gruoni ‘green’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Kron.

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

Similar surnames: Kron, Kroll, Kohn, Rohn, Krahn, Kroh, Krock, Frohn, Kuehn, Kropp

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Krohn Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Krohn name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Krohn. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Krohn Family Origin

Where is the Krohn family from?

Krohn Family Occupations

What did your Krohn ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Krohn family was Carpenter. The most common Krohn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Krohn's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Krohn.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Baker

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Krohn ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Krohn Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Krohn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Krohn census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Krohn. 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 Card

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Krohn. For the veterans among your Krohn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Krohn Life Expectancy

What is the average Krohn lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Krohn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Krohn in 1944 was 36, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Krohn ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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