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Kruer Name Meaning

occupational name for a herb or vegetable dealer or a maker of herbal medicines, from a contracted form of Low German Krüder, an agent noun from Middle Low German krut ‘green plant’, ‘(medicinal) herb’, ‘spice’. from an old personal name denoting ‘fame’, ‘victory’.

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

Similar surnames: Kauer, Bruer, Krier, Kroner, Keser, Kober, Gruel, Kuter, Brauer

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Where is the Kruer family from?

You can see how Kruer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kruer family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Kruer families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 21 Kruer families living in Missouri. This was about 40% of all the recorded Kruer's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Kruer families in 1880.
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What did your Kruer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Telephone Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kruer. 30% of Kruer 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
  • Laborer
  • Proprietor
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Telephone Operator
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 253 immigration records available for the last name Kruer. 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 323 military records available for the last name Kruer. For the veterans among your Kruer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kruer lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Kruer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Kruer in 1959 was 40, and 58 in 2004.

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