Indian (southern states): Hindu name from Sanskrit kr?s?na ‘black’, an epithet of the eighth incarnation of the god Vishnu. Among Tamil and Malayalam speakers who have migrated from their home states it is a variant of Krishnan. It is found only as a male given name in India, but used a family name in the U.S. among South Indians.


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You can see how Krishna families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Krishna family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there was 1 Krishna family living in Connecticut. This was about 33% of all the recorded Krishna's in the USA. Connecticut and 2 other states had the highest population of Krishna families in 1920.

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Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Krishna surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Krishna. .

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Census Records

There are 263 census records available for the last name Krishna. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Krishna 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 449 immigration records available for the last name Krishna. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 701 military records available for the last name Krishna. For the veterans among your Krishna ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Between 1975 and 2004, in the United States, Krishna life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Krishna in 1975 was 72, and 70 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Krishna 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.