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Where did the German Krohne family come from? What is the German Krohne family crest and coat of arms? When did the Krohne family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Krohne family history?

The Krohne surname is derived from the Middle High German words "kran," or " kron," meaning "crane;" as a name, Krohne most likely evolved from a nickname, perhaps for a tall, thin crane-like person.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Krohn, Krohfoth, Kronsbein, Kron, Cron, Krohne, Crohn, Krone Kroene and many more.

First found in Prussia, where the name was an integral part of the feudal society which would shape modern European history. Many prominent branches of the family would strive to make this name renowned as they contributed to the social, economic and political affairs of the region.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Krohne research. Another 221 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1297, 1618, and 1819 are included under the topic Early Krohne History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 66 words(5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Krohne Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Krohne Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Heinrich Krohne, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850

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  • Rudolf Krohne, German politician, acting Ministers of Economics (1925-1926)


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  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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The Krohne Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Krohne 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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