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Kritzer Name Meaning

South German: probably an occupational name for a coiner, from krüzer ‘kreutzer’ (the coin), a dialect variant of Kreutzer. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Kretzer. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Kratzer, from Yiddish kritsn ‘to scratch’.

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


Similar surnames: Kretzer, Kratzer, Kreitzer, Kritz, Kreutzer, Kriger, Critzer, Krimmer

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Where is the Kritzer family from?

You can see how Kritzer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kritzer family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Kritzer families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 13 Kritzer families living in Ontario. This was about 93% of all the recorded Kritzer's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Kritzer families in 1911.
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What did your Kritzer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kritzer. 22% of Kritzer men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Kritzer women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kritzer were Farmer and Clerk.

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

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Baker
    10%
  • Farmer
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Housewife
    11%
  • Saleslady
    11%
  • Clerk
    11%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Kritzer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kritzer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 774 immigration records available for the last name Kritzer. 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 Cards

There are 650 military records available for the last name Kritzer. For the veterans among your Kritzer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kritzer lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Kritzer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Kritzer in 1962 was 74, and 70 in 2004.

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