Kruse Family History

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Kruse Name Meaning

German and Danish: nickname for someone with curly hair, a Low German variant of Kraus. German: from Middle High German kruse ‘pitcher’, ‘ceramic drinking vessel’; a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of jugs or a nickname for a heavy drinker.

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

Similar surnames: Krause, Cruse, Kruck, Kuse, Druse, Kus, Ruge, Kruis, Krus, Rupe

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Kruse Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Kruse name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Kruse. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Kruse Family Origin

Where is the Kruse family from?

Kruse Family Occupations

What did your Kruse ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Kruse occupation in Canada was Cooper. 21% of Kruse's were Coopers. Cooper, School and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kruse. A less common occupation for the Kruse family was Farm Labour.

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  • Cooper

  • School

  • Blacksmith

  • Farm Labour


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Kruse ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Kruse Historical Records

What Kruse family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 91,000 census records available for the last name Kruse. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kruse 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 25,000 immigration records available for the last name Kruse. 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 18,000 military records available for the last name Kruse. For the veterans among your Kruse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kruse Life Expectancy

What is the average Kruse lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Kruse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kruse in 1942 was 50, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kruse

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kruse 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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