Kraft Family History

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Kraft Name Meaning

German (also Kräft), Danish, Swedish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a strong man, from Old High German kraft, German Kraft ‘strength’, ‘power’. The Swedish name probably originated as a soldier’s name. In part the German and Danish names possibly also derive from a late survival of the same word used as a byname, Old High German Chraft(o), Old Norse Kraptr.

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

Similar surnames: Kraut, Braff, Kroft, Kratt, Kreft, Kram, Prast, Bratt, Kracht, Krack

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Kraft Family Origin

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Kraft Family Occupations

What did your Kraft ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Electrical Machine Dealer traveller and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Kraft. 5% of Kraft men worked as an Electrical Machine Dealer traveller and 48% of Kraft women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kraft were Bakers Foreman and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Electrical Machine Dealer traveller
  • Asst Buyer Export Wellers
  • Assurance Agent
  • Bakers Foreman

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
  • Housewife

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Kraft Historical Records

What Kraft family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 86,000 census records available for the last name Kraft. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kraft 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 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Kraft. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 49,000 military records available for the last name Kraft. For the veterans among your Kraft ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kraft Life Expectancy

What is the average Kraft lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Kraft life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Kraft in 1945 was 21, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kraft

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kraft 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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