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Kreyer Name Meaning

German: occupational name (especially in Austria) for a herald or town crier from an agent derivative of Middle High German krai ‘shout’ (see Krey ). Compare Krier .

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

Similar surnames: Dreyer, Preyer, Dreher, Heyer, Cryer, Seyer, Reder, Kretzer, Kreiser

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Where is the Kreyer family from?

You can see how Kreyer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kreyer family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Kreyer families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 3 Kreyer families living in Manitoba. This was about 38% of all the recorded Kreyer's in Canada. Manitoba and 1 other province had the highest population of Kreyer families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kreyer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kreyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Typist were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kreyer. 27% of Kreyer men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Kreyer women worked as a Typist. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kreyer were Farm Hand and Maid. .

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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
  • Clerk
  • Farm Hand

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Typist
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kreyer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kreyer 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 496 immigration records available for the last name Kreyer. 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 526 military records available for the last name Kreyer. For the veterans among your Kreyer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kreyer lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Kreyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Kreyer in 1963 was 85, and 65 in 2004.

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