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Where did the Dutch Kronk family come from? What is the Dutch Kronk family crest and coat of arms? When did the Kronk family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Kronk family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Krangheid, Krankeide, Krankeit, Krankel, Kranke, Cronkite, Crankite, Crankhite, Cronkhite and many more.
First found in Holland, 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. The name was first recorded in North Holland, a province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Amsterdam, Haarlem and Hilversum. It was the seat of the old Counts of Holland. Seat of one of the oldest families is Brederode Castle near Haarlem. There are many old and quaint towns in the province. including Medemblik, Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Edam, and Monnikendam. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family. The Krangheit family were notable merchants who traded with the East and West India Companies. The family later branched to the Province of Utrecht.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kronk research. Another 261 words(19 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kronk History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William H. and Samuel D. Cronkhite, who were both recorded in the 1861 Census of Hallowell Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada, and Clara L. Cronkrite, who came to Vermont between the years 1852-1934..
The Kronk Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kronk 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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