Kreft Family History

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Kreft Name Meaning

from Middle Low German krevet ‘crab’, ‘crayfish’ (see Krebs), a metonymic occupational name for a catcher or seller of these shellfish or a nickname for someone thought to resemble a crab. variant of Kraft.

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

Similar surnames: Krebs, Kraft, Krech, Kreul, Proft, Krey, Heft, Hoeft, Krenn, Reff

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Kreft Family Origin

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Kreft Family Occupations

What did your Kreft ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kreft occupation in the USA was Laborer. 40% of Kreft's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Kreft family was Dyer. Laborer, Farmer and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kreft.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Cabinet Maker

  • Dyer


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

Kreft Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Kreft. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kreft 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kreft. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Kreft. For the veterans among your Kreft ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kreft Life Expectancy

What is the average Kreft lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Kreft life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Kreft in 1961 was 63, and 82 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kreft 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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