Kranz Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German kranz ‘garland’, ‘wreath’; a metonymic occupational name for a maker of chaplets and wreaths, a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a garland, or a nickname for someone whose hair was tonsured. Dutch: variant spelling of Krans, cognate with 1. In some cases it may also be one of the several German spellings of the Slovenian habitational name Kranjec (also found as Krajnc or Kranjc), denoting someone from Kranjska province (Latin Carniola, German Krain), an old name for the historical central part of Slovenia. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Kranz or Yiddish krants ‘wreath’, ‘garland’.

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


Similar surnames: Krans, Ranz, Kraner, Krenz, Kratz, Krank, Kraut, Banz, Kritz, Kring

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Kranz Family Occupations

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  • Baker

    50%
  • Baker Employing 2 Assistants

    50%

In 1881, Baker and Baker Employing 2 Assistants were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Kranz. The most common Kranz occupation in the UK was Baker. 50% of Kranz's were Bakers.

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Between 1942 and 2004, Kranz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Kranz in 1942 was 48, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kranz

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