The origin of the proud surname Crauser can be traced to the historic kingdom of Bohemia, which today encompasses the Czech republic. The name is derived from the Upper German word "Kraus," meaning "curly."
Early Origins of the Crauser family
The surname Crauser was first found in Bohemia, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.
Early History of the Crauser family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crauser research.Another 367 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1710, 1792, 1792, 1861, 1855, 1671, 1787, 1816, 1655, 1719, 1737, 1806, 1756, 1792, 1781 and 1832 are included under the topic Early Crauser History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Crauser Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Krauss, Krausse, Kraus, Krause, Krausser, Krauser, Crauss, Crausse, Craus and many more.
Early Notables of the Crauser family (pre 1700)
During this early period, notable bearers of the name Crauser included Johann Ulrich Kraus (1655-1719), an early German illustrator, engraver and publisher in Augsburg; Georg Melchior Kraus (1737-1806), who was a painter and... Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Crauser Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Crauser family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Michael Kraus and John Georg Kraus, both of whom emigrated to England
and/or America in 1709. They were followed by Jacob Kraus, who came in 1720.