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Kruer Name Meaning

North German (Krüer): occupational name for a herb or vegetable dealer or a maker of herbal medicines from a shortened form of Low German Krüder an agent noun from Middle Low German krut ‘green plant (medicinal) herb spice’.

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

Similar surnames: Kauer, Bruer, Krier, Kroner, Keser, Kober, Gruel, Kuter, Brauer

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Where is the Kruer family from?

You can see how Kruer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kruer family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Kruer families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 5 Kruer families living in New Brunswick. This was 100% of all the recorded Kruer's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Kruer families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kruer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kruer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Telephone Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kruer. 30% of Kruer men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Kruer women worked as a Telephone Operator. .

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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
  • Proprietor
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Telephone Operator
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kruer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kruer 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 253 immigration records available for the last name Kruer. 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 323 military records available for the last name Kruer. For the veterans among your Kruer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kruer lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Kruer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Kruer in 1959 was 40, and 58 in 2004.

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