The German state of Saxony
, where the distinguished surname Kruges arose, is renowned for both its beauty, industry, and economic power. However, in the medieval era, Germany
was fragmented and inhabited by numerous Barbarian tribes, who fought amongst themselves for control of the land. The ancient dukedom of Saxony
derived its name from the Germanic tribe name the Saxons
who inhabited the territory after the fall of the Roman Empire.
Early Origins of the Kruges family
The surname Kruges was first found in Saxony
, where the family was anciently associated with the political and religious 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. The family founded numerous branches, many of which acquired manors and estates in surrounding regions, where they contributed to the prosperity of their society.
Early History of the Kruges family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kruges research.Another 222 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1465, 1580, 1639, 1598, 1662, 1776 and 1841 are included under the topic Early Kruges History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kruges Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Krueger, Kruger, Krüger, Krugger, Cruger, Crugger, Crueger, Kruge, Cruge, Kruege, Krug, Krueg, Krugg, Crug, Crueg, Crugg, Krugler, Kruegler, Krugel, Kruegel, Kruegeli, Krugeli and many more.
Early Notables of the Kruges family (pre 1700)
Prominent bearers of the family name Kruges at this time were Peter Krüger or Peter Crüger (1580-1639), German mathematician, astronomer and polymath; Johann Crüger (1598-1662), a German composer of well-known hymns; Bartholomaeus Krueger, a 16th century... Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kruges Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Kruges family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Georg Krueger (1776), who came to America in 1776. Vasper Kruger settled in Maryland in 1761; Bernhard Kruger arrived in Philadelphia in 1809; and Heinrich Kruger settled in New York State in 1890. Johan Conrad Krugele came to Philadelphia in 1751.
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