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Krol Name Meaning

Dutch: variant spelling of Kroll. Polish (Król) and Jewish (from Polish): from Polish król ‘king’, a Polish nickname for someone with a superior manner or for a leader in a community, or a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked in a royal household. As a Jewish name it is an ornamental adoption. Compare Kral. Polish and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): nickname or ornamental name from Polish król ‘rabbit’, Ukrainian krol. See also Krolik.

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


Similar surnames: Kral, Kron, Kroll, Korol, Krul, Krok, Krolik, Krom, Karol, Kruk

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Where is the Krol family from?

You can see how Krol families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Krol family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Krol families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 18 Krol families living in Wisconsin. This was about 58% of all the recorded Krol's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Krol families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Krol surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Krol ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Krol. 25% of Krol men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Krol women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Krol were New Worker and Housewife.

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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
    25%
  • Farmer
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • New Worker
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    9%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • New Worker
    7%
  • Housewife
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Krol. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Krol. For the veterans among your Krol ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Krol lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Krol life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Krol in 1944 was 31, and 73 in 2004.

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