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Krane Family History

Krane Surname Meaning

Dutch: from Middle Dutch crane ‘crane’ either a nickname for a long-legged or tall thin man or a metonymic occupational name in connection to the bird or a halyard or a topographic or habitational name referring to a house with the sign of a crane. North German: variant of Krahn . Compare Crane .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Crane, Krank, Krone, Kranz, Krape, Krans, Drane, Krage, Krahe, Krake

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Where is the Krane family from?

You can see how Krane families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Krane family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Krane families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 12 Krane families living in Ontario. This was about 44% of all the recorded Krane's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Krane families in 1911.
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What did your Krane ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Krane. 43% of Krane men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    43%
  • Cutter
    29%
  • Labourer
    29%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Krane. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Krane 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Krane. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Krane. For the veterans among your Krane ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Krane lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Krane life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Krane in 1955 was 45, and 81 in 2004.

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