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Kruk Surname Meaning

Polish and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname (Polish) or artificial name (Jewish) from Polish kruk ‘raven’. Dutch: nickname for someone who used a crutch or walking stick Middle Dutch crucke cricke. Dutch (Van der Kruk): topographic name for someone who lived by a field named with Middle Dutch cruck ‘crooked piece of wood crutch crosier’.

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

Similar surnames: Krok, Kruck, Krol, Krum, Krul, Kauk, Krug, Krock, Kuk, Kluk

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Where is the Kruk family from?

You can see how Kruk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kruk family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kruk families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 23 Kruk families living in Manitoba. This was about 82% of all the recorded Kruk's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Kruk families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kruk surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kruk ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Kruk. 80% of Kruk men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Kruk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kruk 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Kruk. 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 Kruk. For the veterans among your Kruk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kruk lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Kruk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kruk in 1957 was 40, and 82 in 2004.

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