Krabbe Family History

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Krabbe Name Meaning

North German: from Middle Low German krabbe ‘small crab’, ‘shrimp’, ‘prawn’, hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who caught or sold shellfish or a nickname for a lively person. Dutch, Danish, and Swedish: from Middle Dutch crabbe, Old Norse krabbi ‘crab’, hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who caught or sold shellfish or perhaps a nickname for someone with a peculiar gait.

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


Similar surnames: Crabb, Kibbe, Krage, Frable, Grable, Knobbe, Krahe, Krause, Krane

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Krabbe Family Origin

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Krabbe Family Occupations

What did your Krabbe ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Krabbe. 11% of Krabbe men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Krabbe women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Krabbe were Carpenter and Machine Operator

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    11%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Attendant
    4%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    11%
  • Bookkeeper
    8%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Machine Operator
    6%

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

Krabbe Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Krabbe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Krabbe 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 Krabbe. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, 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 Krabbe. For the veterans among your Krabbe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Krabbe Life Expectancy

What is the average Krabbe lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Krabbe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Krabbe in 1956 was 53, and 75 in 2004.

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