Kranz Family History

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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 habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a garland, or a nickname for someone whose hair was tonsured. Dutch: variant spelling of Krans, cognate with 1. In some cases it may also be one of the several German spellings of the Slovenian habitational name Kranjec (also found as Krajnc or Kranjc), denoting someone from Kranjska province (Latin Carniola, German Krain), an old name for the historical central part of Slovenia. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Kranz or Yiddish krants ‘wreath’, ‘garland’.

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

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

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Kranz Family Origin

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Kranz Family Occupations

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In 1881, the most common Kranz occupation in Canada was Farmer. 100% of Kranz's were Farmers.

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Kranz Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Kranz. For the veterans among your Kranz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kranz Life Expectancy

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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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