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Krey Family History

Krey Name Meaning

German:: nickname from Middle Low German krege ‘crow’. Compare Kray . occupational name for a watchman Middle High German krai presumably a loanword from French cri ‘shout cry’.

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

Similar surnames: Kray, Rey, Prey, Frey, Kren, Kley, Fey, Urey, Troy, Klee

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Where is the Krey family from?

You can see how Krey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Krey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Krey families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 6 Krey families living in Ontario. This was about 75% of all the recorded Krey's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Krey families in 1911.
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What did your Krey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Krey. 25% of Krey men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Krey women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Krey were Farm Laborer and Housewife. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Machinist
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Saleswoman
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Krey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Krey 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 Krey. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Krey. For the veterans among your Krey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Krey lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Krey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Krey in 1952 was 46, and 82 in 2004.

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