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Where did the German Kroner family come from? When did the Kroner family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Kroner family history?

The Kroner surname is derived from the Middle High German words "kran," or " kron," meaning "crane;" as a name, Kroner 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 Kroner research. Another 221 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1297, 1618, and 1819 are included under the topic Early Kroner 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 Kroner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kroner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Hans Georg Kroner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Jacob Kroner, who landed in America in 1751

Kroner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Francis Kroner, who came to Galveston, TX in 1838
  • Dorothea Kroner, who came to America in 1845
  • Elis Kroner, who came to America in 1845
  • Dorothea Kroner, who landed in America in 1845
  • Elis Kroner, who arrived in America in 1845


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  • Gary Kroner, American Football League football player for the Denver Broncos (1965 to 1967)
  • Richard Kroner (1884-1974), German neo-Hegelian philosopher
  • Erling Kroner (1943-2011), Danish trombonist and bandleader
  • Jozef Kroner (1924-1998), Slovak actor


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