Krohn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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

Early Origins of the Krohn family

The surname Krohn was 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.

Important Dates for the Krohn family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Krohn research. Another 97 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1297, 1618, and 1819 are included under the topic Early Krohn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Krohn Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Krohn family (pre 1700)

Prominent bearers of the family name Krohn during this time period were J. Cron, who was recorded in Hamburg in 1297. This is a particularly important record as surnames in German states were in...
Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Krohn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Krohn migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Krohn Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Andreas Krohn, aged 17, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1757 [1]
Krohn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joachim Herman Krohn, who arrived in New York in 1849 [1]
  • F. Krohn, who arrived in New York City in 1849
  • Peter Krohn who settled in Texas in 1855

Krohn migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Krohn Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Johan Krohn, who landed in Manitoba in 1876
  • Nickelhaus Krohn, who arrived in Manitoba in 1876
  • Peter Krohn, who landed in Manitoba in 1879

Krohn migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Krohn Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Louis Krohn, a tailor, who arrived in South Australia in 1848 aboard the ship "Alfred" [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Krohn (post 1700)

  • Rudolph A. Krohn, American politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Norwich, 1910 [3]
  • Otto C. Krohn, American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1958 [3]
  • Lavern F. Krohn, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 2nd District, 1970 (American Independent), 1972 (American) [3]
  • Karl Krohn, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 2012 [3]
  • Helen Krohn, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1964 [3]
  • Dorothy Krohn, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1960, 1964 (alternate) [3]
  • Christopher Krohn, American politician, Mayor of Santa Cruz, California, 2001-02 [3]
  • Peter Leslie Krohn (b. 1916), British professor of endocrinology
  • Ilmari Krohn, Finnish composer
  • Jasmin Krohn (b. 1966), Swedish speed skater
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Krohn family

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  • Fritz Krohn (1919-1941), German Mechanikersobergefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [4]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ALFRED 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Alfred.htm
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
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