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Kreischer Name Meaning

habitational name for someone from a place called Kreische, Kreischa, or Kreischau in Saxony. nickname from an agent derivative of Middle High German krischen ‘to shriek or cry’ or a metonymic occupational name for a torturer, from an agent derivative of Middle High German kreischen ‘to make someone shriek (in pain)’.

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


Similar surnames: Keicher, Kreiser, Kerscher, Reiser, Drescher, Reicher, Streicher

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Where is the Kreischer family from?

You can see how Kreischer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kreischer family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Kreischer families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 40 Kreischer families living in New York. This was about 43% of all the recorded Kreischer's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Kreischer families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kreischer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kreischer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kreischer. 19% of Kreischer men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Kreischer women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kreischer were Farmer and Teacher.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    19%
  • Proprietor
    16%
  • Mechanic
    12%
  • Farmer
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    34%
  • Bookkeeper
    17%
  • Housewife
    17%
  • Teacher
    17%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kreischer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kreischer 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 387 immigration records available for the last name Kreischer. 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 835 military records available for the last name Kreischer. For the veterans among your Kreischer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kreischer lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Kreischer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Kreischer in 1949 was 40, and 60 in 2004.

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