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Kratzer Family History

Kratzer Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational nickname for a wool carder or a barber from an agent derivative of Middle High German, German kratzen, Yiddish kratsn ‘to scratch’. patronymic from Kratz 1. German: patronymic from Kratz.

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


Similar surnames: Kretzer, Kritzer, Kramer, Katzer, Kreutzer, Krauser, Krauter, Kater

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Where is the Kratzer family from?

You can see how Kratzer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kratzer family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Kratzer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there was 1 Kratzer family living in Worcestershire. This was 100% of all the recorded Kratzer's in United Kingdom. Worcestershire had the highest population of Kratzer families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kratzer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kratzer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kratzer. 19% of Kratzer men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Kratzer women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kratzer were Labor and Seamstress. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    19%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Labor
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Seamstress
    7%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Kratzer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kratzer 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kratzer. 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 Cards

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Kratzer. For the veterans among your Kratzer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kratzer lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Kratzer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Kratzer in 1946 was 37, and 73 in 2004.

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