Kries Family History

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Kries Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German kriese ‘cherry’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a seller of soft fruits or a topographic name for someone who lived near a cherry tree.

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

Similar surnames: Kies, Gries, Ries, Krier, Pries, Kroes, Fries, Krieg, Kruis, Priem

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Kries Family Origin

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Kries Family Occupations

What did your Kries ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Office Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kries. 13% of Kries men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Kries women worked as an Office Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kries were Machinist and Secretary

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Farmer
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Office Clerk
  • Teacher
  • Bookkeeper
  • Secretary

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Kries Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kries. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kries 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 426 immigration records available for the last name Kries. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Kries. For the veterans among your Kries ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kries Life Expectancy

What is the average Kries lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Kries life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Kries in 1961 was 73, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kries

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kries 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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