Kruis Family History

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Kruis Name Meaning

Dutch (van de Kruis): topographic name for someone who lived by a village or roadside cross, from Dutch kruis ‘cross’. German: nickname meaning ‘crab’, from Middle High German kruiz.

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

Similar surnames: Kreis, Krans, Kruck, Reis, Kries, Sluis, Krass, Kraus, Krumm, Kroes

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Kruis Family Origin

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Kruis Family Occupations

What did your Kruis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Supply Girl were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kruis. 13% of Kruis men worked as a Salesman and 25% of Kruis women worked as a Supply Girl. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kruis were Crater and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
  • Automobile Machine
  • Baker
  • Crater

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Supply Girl
  • Teacher
  • Drill Press Opr
  • Housekeeper

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

Kruis Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 720 census records available for the last name Kruis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kruis 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 651 immigration records available for the last name Kruis. 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 411 military records available for the last name Kruis. For the veterans among your Kruis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kruis Life Expectancy

What is the average Kruis lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Kruis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Kruis in 1965 was 62, and 56 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kruis

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kruis ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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