Krieger Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Krieger Name Meaning

Swiss German, German, and Dutch: occupational name for a mercenary soldier, Middle High German krieger (possibly from Late Latin (miles) gregarius ‘common soldier’, from grex ‘herd’,‘flock’, ‘crowd’). This name, in various spellings, is found throughout western and central Europe. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a quarrelsome person (see Krieg). Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Kruger.

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

Similar surnames: Kriger, Krueger, Kryger, Kriegler, Kiefer, Kriegel, Rieger, Riemer

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.


Krieger Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Krieger name?

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

Explore the full experience here
  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • European Jewish


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


Your own DNA-based ethnicity estimate will differ from what you see here. To get your personalized ethnicity estimate, order an AncestryDNA® kit.order an AncestryDNA® kit.

Order a DNA Kit Today

Krieger Family Origin

Where is the Krieger family from?

Krieger Family Occupations

What did your Krieger ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Krieger occupation in the UK was German Consul. 100% of Krieger's were German Consuls.

View Census data for Krieger | Data not to scale

  • German Consul


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

Krieger Historical Records

What Krieger family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 40,000 census records available for the last name Krieger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Krieger census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Krieger

Passenger List

There are 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Krieger. 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.

View all Krieger immigration records

Draft Card

There are 21,000 military records available for the last name Krieger. For the veterans among your Krieger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Krieger military records

You've only scratched the surface of Krieger family history.

Krieger Life Expectancy

What is the average Krieger lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Krieger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Krieger in 1942 was 34, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Krieger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Krieger 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.

Famous Krieger Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name