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Kruis Family History

Kruis Name Meaning

Dutch (van de Kruis): topographic name for someone who lived by a village or roadside cross, from Dutch kruis ‘cross’. German: nickname meaning ‘crab’, from Middle High German kruiz.

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

Similar surnames: Kreis, Krans, Kruck, Reis, Kries, Sluis, Krass, Kraus, Krumm, Kroes

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Where is the Kruis family from?

You can see how Kruis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kruis family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Kruis families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Kruis families living in Illinois. This was about 44% of all the recorded Kruis's in the USA. Illinois and 1 other state had the highest population of Kruis families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kruis surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kruis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Supply Girl were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kruis. 50% of Kruis women worked as a Supply Girl.

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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

  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Supply Girl
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 720 census records available for the last name Kruis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kruis 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 651 immigration records available for the last name Kruis. 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 411 military records available for the last name Kruis. For the veterans among your Kruis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kruis lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Kruis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Kruis in 1965 was 62, and 56 in 2004.

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