Kreis Name Meaning

German: nickname for a noisy person, from Middle High German kreiss, kreisch ‘cry’, ‘noise’. German: topographic name for someone who lived by a circular feature, from Middle Low German kreis (Middle High German kreiz) ‘circle’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Kreis ‘circle’, ‘circular field’, ‘border’.

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


Similar surnames: Reis, Krebs, Preis, Kress, Kruis, Keil, Kreps, Freis, Greis, Greif

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Kreis Family Origin

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Kreis Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    18%
  • Keeping House

    12%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Farming

    3%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kreis family was Farming. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kreis. The most common Kreis occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Kreis's were Farmers.

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Kreis Historical Records

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Kreis Life Expectancy

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Between 1950 and 2004, Kreis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Kreis in 1950 was 34, and 83 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kreis

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