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Kranz Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German kranz ‘garland wreath’; a metonymic occupational name for a maker of chaplets and wreaths a topographic or habitational name referring to a house distinguished by the sign of a garland or wreath or a nickname for someone whose hair was tonsured. Compare Krantz Dutch: variant of Krans cognate with 1 above. Germanized or Americanized form of Slovenian Kranjec Kranjc and Krajnc and possibly also of Croatian Kranjec: habitational name for someone from the former Duchy of Carniola (Slovenian Kranjska) in present-day Slovenia (see Krantz ). Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name from German Kranz or Yiddish krants ‘wreath garland’.

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

Similar surnames: Krans, Ranz, Kraner, Krenz, Kratz, Krank, Kraut, Banz, Kritz, Kring

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You can see how Kranz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kranz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Kranz families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 33 Kranz families living in Ontario. This was about 77% of all the recorded Kranz's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Kranz families in 1911.
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What did your Kranz ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Kranz. 50% of Kranz 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
  • Merchant
  • Labourer
  • Farmers Son
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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Kranz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Kranz in 1942 was 48, and 76 in 2004.

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