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Kryger Family History

Kryger Name Meaning

Polish: from German Krieger and Krueger . Jewish (Ashkenazic): Polish-influenced variant of Krieger and Krueger . Dutch: variant archaic or Americanized of Krijger an occupational name from Middle Dutch criger ‘warrior soldier’. Compare Kriger . Danish Norwegian (of Danish origin) and Swedish: from German Krueger ‘innkeeper’.

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


Similar surnames: Kriger, Kroger, Kyser, Kreger, Kruger, Frager, Trager, Kayser, Creger

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Where is the Kryger family from?

You can see how Kryger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kryger family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Kryger families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 22 Kryger families living in Minnesota. This was about 27% of all the recorded Kryger's in USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Kryger families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kryger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kryger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kryger. 27% of Kryger men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Kryger women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kryger were Proprietor and Operator. .

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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
    27%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Labor
    8%
  • Proprietor
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    18%
  • Clerk
    18%
  • Housekeeper
    18%
  • Operator
    12%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kryger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kryger 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 964 immigration records available for the last name Kryger. 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 503 military records available for the last name Kryger. For the veterans among your Kryger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kryger lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Kryger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Kryger in 1960 was 27, and 81 in 2004.

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