Kraus Family History

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Kraus Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for someone with curly hair, from Middle High German krus ‘curly’, ‘crinkly’, German kraus.

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

Similar surnames: Krause, Krans, Kraut, Knaus, Krass, Raus, Braun, Maus, Krauss, Traub

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Kraus Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Kraus name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Kraus. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • European Jewish


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Kraus Family Origin

Where is the Kraus family from?

Kraus Family Occupations

What did your Kraus ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Kraus family was Coal Leader (Carman). The most common Kraus occupation in the UK was Baker. 25% of Kraus's were Bakers. Baker, Baker & Confectioner and Baker And Confectioner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kraus.

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  • Baker

  • Baker & Confectioner

  • Baker And Confectioner

  • Coal Leader (Carman)


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Kraus ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Kraus Historical Records

What Kraus family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 67,000 census records available for the last name Kraus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kraus 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 20,000 immigration records available for the last name Kraus. 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 42,000 military records available for the last name Kraus. For the veterans among your Kraus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kraus Life Expectancy

What is the average Kraus lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Kraus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kraus in 1943 was 53, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kraus

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kraus 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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