Kreis Family History

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Kreis Name Meaning

German: nickname for a noisy person, from Middle High German kreiss, kreisch ‘cry’, ‘noise’. German: topographic name for someone who lived by a circular feature, from Middle Low German kreis (Middle High German kreiz) ‘circle’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Kreis ‘circle’, ‘circular field’, ‘border’.

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

Similar surnames: Reis, Krebs, Preis, Kress, Kruis, Keil, Kreps, Freis, Greis, Greif

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Kreis Family Origin

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Kreis Family Occupations

What did your Kreis ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Janitor and Seamster were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Kreis. 25% of Kreis men worked as a Janitor

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Janitor
  • Labourer
  • Pressman
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Seamster

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

Kreis Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Kreis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kreis 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Kreis. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Kreis. For the veterans among your Kreis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kreis Life Expectancy

What is the average Kreis lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Kreis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Kreis in 1950 was 34, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kreis

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