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Where did the German Criss family come from? What is the German Criss family crest and coat of arms? When did the Criss family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Criss family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Christman, Christmann, Cristman, Cristmann and many more.
First found in Austria, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Criss research. Another 236 words(17 lines of text) covering the years 1491 and 1773 are included under the topic Early Criss History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Criss Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Criss Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
- T.B. Criss, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893
- Thomas Criss, aged 34, who landed in America, in 1894
- F.B. Criss, aged 31, who landed in America, in 1894
Criss Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
- Mildred Criss, who landed in America, in 1910
- Joe Criss, aged 43, who emigrated to the United States, in 1917
- John Criss, aged 44, who settled in America from Liverpool, England, in 1917
- Thos. J. Criss, aged 41, who settled in America, in 1919
- Willian Criss, aged 42, who landed in America, in 1920
- Peter Criss (b. 1945), born George Peter John Criscuola, American drummer and singer, best known as the original drummer for the rock band Kiss
- William "Sonny" Criss (1927-1977), American jazz musician
- Francis Hyman Criss (1901-1973), American painter
- Charles Washington Criss Jr. (b. 1948), former American professional basketball player
- Nancy Criss, American Science Fiction Genre Award winning producer, director and actor
- Andrew Criss (b. 1969), American artist
- Dr. C. C. Criss, President of Mutual of Omaha (1932 to 1949)
- Dode Criss (1885-1955), former right-handed Major League Baseball pitcher
- Crissy Criss (b. 1987), British DJ, producer and presenter, part of the BBC Radio networks BBC Radio 1Xtra
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The Criss Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Criss Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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